MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — In honor of its 25th Anniversary, NADCA will recognize and induct two of its dedicated members into the prestigious Hall of Fame during this year’s annual meeting, being held March 3-6 in San Antonio, Texas.
Being honored this year are Tom Yacobellis, ACSC, of DUCTZ International and one of NADCA’s founding members, Scott Simpson, who will be inducted posthumously.
“Both Tom and Scott have been leaders in the industry,” said NADCA President Bill Benito, ACSC, CVI. “Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a well-deserved recognition for their success.”
About Tom Yacobellis, ACSC
Yacobellis has authored many important documents throughout his time as a NADCA member, including the Introduction to HVAC System Cleaning Services, a Guideline for Commercial Consumers and NADCA General Specifications for the Cleaning of Commercial Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Systems. He has served in several leadership roles within the association, including vice president and course designer/national trainer to over 700 students for the Air Systems Cleaning Specialization certification program. Additionally, Yacobellis was the committee chairman for the 2005 revision of the Assessment Cleaning and Restoration standard.
Yacobellis is the director of operations at DUCTZ International, which he founded in 2007. He previously served as vice president, senior vice president and president, before taking on his current role as director of operations.
About Scott Simpson
As one of the founding members of NADCA, Scott Simpson was instrumental in establishing the association as a leader in the industry during a time when there was no clear standard for HVAC cleaning and restoration. In 1989, Simpson and 12 other ventilation cleaning contractors met in Kansas City, Mo., to discuss the best ways to approach the future of vent cleaning and restoration. After reaching the conclusion that education was the most important facet to improving the stature of the ventilation cleaning industry, they developed a standard by which potential members could be educated.
After establishing standards, and organizing the association, over 100 members joined within the first year. By increasing accountability and giving ventilation cleaning workers a standard to aspire to, Simpson helped lay the groundwork for what NADCA would soon become. Simpson went on to serve as treasurer for NADCA from 1994-2001, while holding several other leadership roles with the association.
“Members who are inducted into the Hall of Fame are true leaders of our industry,” added Benito. “Through their quality of work and dedication, they set an example that the rest of the members can follow.”
For more information on the meeting and to view program details, visit www.nadca.com.