Johnson Controls held its first 2007 York® Boot Camp at the company’s corporate headquarters Feb. 11-16 in Norman, OK. The first in a series of boots camps to be held this year, the entry-level workshops highlighted the innovative resources available to York distributors and dealers.

Twenty territory managers attended the specialized program, which included a presentation by Tom Huntington, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products, Building Efficiency Group, and Gary Elekes, professional business trainer and faculty member with York Business Training University.

Participants also spent two days learning about consultative selling and understanding the HVAC contracting business in the areas of finance, operations, marketing and human resources.

A second basic boot camp will be offered Nov. 4-10. Two additional camps will be held this year: the UP Basic Boot Camp, Sept. 9-14, and Advanced Intelligence Boot Camp, Dec. 2-7. For more information, contact Natalie DeRousse at 405-419-6551 or

Pictured here: Brenda Keith, marketing project manager for Unitary Products, part of the Building Efficiency Group of Johnson Controls, honored Robert Porosky for earning the highest score at the York Basic Boot Camp.