More than 500 York dealers, managers and executives, as well as US Air Conditioning Distributors representatives gathered in Las Vegas Oct. 25-26 to officially kick off a new partnership between the two organizations. US Airconditioning Distributors, based in City of Industry, CA, is a large privately owned HVAC distributor, with 36 locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Arizona.
The event covered topics designed to launch the new alliance between York, a brand of residential and light-commercial HVAC equipment manufactured by Johnson Controls, and US Air, which covers the Southern California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho markets. John Staples, co-owner and president of US Air, noted that there are a lot of similarities and synergies between York and US Air.
“We think that we’re going to help each other grow,” Staples said. “We really want to provide the best equipment and service to the HVAC industry. The message I wanted to convey to dealers was, you will continue to get great service from US Air, but you’ll also get great product from York.”
The meeting featured a partnership overview by Huntington and Staples, a US Air trade show, entertainment by comedian David Brenner, details on dealer incentive trips and 2008 advertising plans, and a town hall meeting hosted by Huntington, Staples, McLeish, John Scarsi (US Air co-owner, chief financial officer and vice president), Bruce Fuhrmann (US Air commercial sales manager) and Cos Caronna (York director of residential products engineering).
In addition, the meeting featured breakout sessions on the companies’ products and marketing strategies.
The meeting concluded with the US Air/York 2008-2009 incentive trip program, where two trips were raffled off, and the town hall meeting.