SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES is pleased to announce its cosponsorship of the “Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.” This unique honor has been created as an every-other-year award to persons who demonstrate leadership in education and activism in the hydronic heating industry.

The award is named after the late Gil Carlson, legendary instructor with Bell & Gossett, and Dan Holohan, SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES columnist and a Carlson disciple. Carlson and Holohan were among the first recipients of the newly named award. Others include Jim Hope, marketing manager of Bell & Gossett, and engineering consultant Robert Bean.

Bean is responsible for carrying the honor forward and naming it after Carlson-Holohan.

“In my observations of business, sports, science, and medicine there are legendary leaders, who take responsibility for continually raising the benchmark of professionalism,” commented Bean. “As a participant in this great industry, it seemed rather appropriate that we should celebrate our own legends and to carry forward for all time their unique history and skills. I see the Carlson-Holohan Award as being one of those lifelong ambitions individuals can strive for in pursuit of excellence, and in the process create a vortex of learning, teaching, and strengthening through community efforts.

“Both Dan and I are excited to have SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES as a cosponsor of the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence, and grateful to Jim Olsztynski and his team at BNP Media for playing such a huge role in giving life to this coveted honor.”

The next award will be given for the 2006-2008 period. Nominations for the award can be submitted through the end of 2005 via Bean's Web site at

Award criteria include:

1. Over the age of 40.

2. Citizen of the United States or Canada.

3. Demonstrated leadership in the hydronic heating industry as an educator and mentor.

4. Volunteer activities via associations, committee service, etc.

5. Current or past fundraiser for industry activities.

For conditions associated with this award, visit