Ken Webster (right), director of sales and marketing for Viessmann-Canada, is the latest recipient of the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence. The every-other-year award is presented to persons who represent the best of the hydronic heating industry based on criteria that include contributions to system design integrity, marketing of steam and hot water systems and humanitarian works.
The honor was named after the late Gil Carlson (1922-1994), a legendary hydronics industry instructor who served many years as director of technical services for Bell & Gossett and taught an estimated 175,000 students, along with renowned hydronics writer-teacher Dan Holohan, who has kept Carlson’s memory alive in numerous articles and books.
The Award itself is the original “System Syzer” wheel developed by Carlson. Each recipient agrees to serve as guardian of the traveling artifact and preserve it for future recipients. The recipient also serves on a nominating committee to select the next winner.
Since its inception the Carlson-Holohan Award has been sponsored by PM, pme and Supply House Times magazines. Presenting the award to Webster (see photo) is Jean Eslick, Regional Sales Manager including Eastern Canada for BNP Media Co.’s family of plumbing books.
More background about this award can be found at the “Healthy Heating” Web site of Award Chairman Robert Bean.