Hello from Scotland!

No matter the level of sophistication of yours or someone else’s business, I can assure you there is always something to learn that will make a difference in your business. New ideas are created by exposing yourself to the ideas of others. The greatest compliment to another individual or company is when you take an idea that has been shared and make it your own. Just like all of your relationships in life, they are only as good as the effort that you put into them. 

Big Shoes to Fill

Not a NARSA event goes by that someone doesn’t pull me aside for a quick anecdote about a kind gesture that my grandad did when they were first starting in the radiator business or a story of how my dad was tasked with giving the blessing at each event he attended. These two men have created such a strong foundation for our family in this industry that it seems only natural for me to follow in their footsteps and serve as the next NARSA/IDEA president, but boy will these be some awfully big shoes to fill.

September/October 2022 Cooling Journal

We take you to the United Kingdom in the latest issue of the Cooling Journal following the 2022 International Tour. Hear what NARSA members had to say about this special visit. Plus, we learn about the history of Laramie Radiator, which is celebrating 75 years in business this year!

Another Chapter Coming to an End

The Board of Directors decided on a different approach to start the search for my replacement. In the past, the search was kept behind the scenes. Sometimes head hunters were used to identify candidates, but now the Board is convinced that a person from within our industry is best suited to help manage the affairs of the association.

President’s Farewell Message

So this is it… my last editorial as NARSA/IDEA President. One thing I can say is that in no way did it go as expected. As NARSA/IDEA’s first and hopefully only pandemic President, my experience was in many ways unique. What should have been two years full of meetings with members and visiting shops and factories was converted into virtually zero travel and lots of zoom calls. I think I can speak for virtually all members in stating that I will not be missing the lack of in-person events that my term in office unfortunately necessitated. However, like all radiator professionals worldwide, we did what we did best and adapted to the new reality.

July/August 2022 Cooling Journal

The latest issue of the Cooling Journal spotlights one of NARSA/IDEA's longtime members who is celebrating a major milestone: 75 years! Learn how Roppel Industries has adapted over the years as a family business and how NARSA/IDEA has played a role in their success. Plus, the NARSA International Tour heads to the United Kingdom!

Honoring Our Industry’s Experts: David Bienvenu

I recently had the honor to preside over the induction of one of the most admired members of the NARSA/IDEA community. David Bienvenu has been a fixture of the NARSA community for more than 30 years now. I first met David at a NARSA event at his shop in 2009. It was one of the most successful Ed-Techs to that point, and it opened my eyes to a whole other branch of the heat transfer industry.

David Bienvenu Inducted into Hall of Fame

Longtime NARSA member David Bienvenu was inducted into the Cooling Systems Service Hall of Fame on Friday, May 6 in Houston, Texas during the 2022 Spring Conference. There is no higher honor in our industry than to be inducted into the Cooling Systems Service Hall of Fame. Among the speakers honoring David included former NARSA Board Member Riekie Roncinske and Bill Rickermann of Affton Radiator. 

May/June 2022 Cooling Journal

We share all of the highlights from the NARSA/IDEA 2022 Spring Conference in Texas in this latest issue of the Cooling Journal! Hear from members about the new ideas they learned from the meeting, their favorite presentations, and other special moments. Plus, we include a member spotlight on new member DPF Alternatives based in Colorado.

Maximizing Your Bandwidth in NARSA/IDEA

We live in an age where we are more connected than ever and yet paradoxically, it is also easier than ever to exist in cultural and professional silos where everyone thinks like us. While this may be comforting, it usually does not promote learning new ideas. It is precisely that exchange with others who may look at something from a different perspective that helps you grow.