Long-time hydronics industry contributor honoured

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Bill Hooper, left, is presented the award of merit at the Canadian Hydronics Conference in Ottawa, Ont., by Andrew Dyck, Barclay Sales Ltd., right, and Dave Hughes, NAIT, center.

Bill Hooper, regional sales manager for Uponor Ltd., was recognized as the Canadian Hydronics Council 2019 award of merit recipient. The award was given at the Canadian Hydronics Conference in Ottawa, Ont., which ran Sept. 24-25.

The award of merit recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the advancement of the hydronics industry in Canada. The Canadian Hydronics Council tried their best to keep the award for Hooper as a surprise. Taking a quick peek back at him during the presentation, he appeared to be quite happy and surprised that he was receiving the honour.

The award is the hydronic industry’s highest honour. Throughout his 30-year career, he has worked in many industry roles for residential HVAC products in companies such as Bell & Gossett, McDonnell & Miller, and currently at Uponor Ltd.

He is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Maritime region, former Maritime region president and former chairman of the Canadian Hydronics Council.

In 2012, Hooper was elected to the CIPH national board of directors, where he currently serves as second vice chairman and liaison to the CIPH Maritime region, Newfoundland region, Canadian Hydronics Council and the Young Executive Society (YES). He is also the chair of the 2020 annual business conference planning committee. He is also one of the founding technical members of the CSA B214 hydronic heating code of Canada.

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