Michael R. Copp Announces Retirement Plans
Michael R. Copp, Executive Vice President of the Sanitary-heating-cooling contractors – National association (PHCC), has formally announced that he will retire from PHCC in December 2021.
“We appreciate the many significant contributions Michael has made to the organization over the past six years,” said PHCC President Hunter Botto. “Thanks to his leadership, PHCC has made significant progress in fulfilling important strategic goals and positioning PHCC members as the ‘contractors of choice’ in their markets. The association is now well positioned to deliver sustainable growth and advance our mission to advance the industry through education and training to protect public health, safety and the environment. “
Botto commended Copp for leading important forward-looking strategic initiatives and for accelerating the implementation of effective new technologies and processes that enabled the PHCC National Office to remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide members with relevant and timely means to storm and prepare for the next normal.
During Copp’s tenure, PHCC achieved many legislative and regulatory successes to the benefit of professional PHC contractors; made progress on major workforce development initiatives; extensive HVAC-specific resources and collaborative efforts; increased marketing efforts and started producing a quarterly magazine; built a new Education & Training department; launched several online member communities; offered numerous benefits to new members; and rearranged and strengthened its relationships with PHCC industry partners and coalitions. The organization also updated the association’s history book, “A Heritage Unique,” and completed a crisis action / pandemic plan that was offered as a model to PHCC wards and members during the pandemic.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our PHCC members and work with so many great professionals in the PHCC federation over the past six years,” said EVP Copp. “Our joint efforts represent a real team effort; especially the past two years, proving that PHCC members and staff continue to move forward with hope in their eyes and a bone in their teeth in protecting the health and safety of everyone and our planet. “
A PHCC Search Committee has been formed that will work with a consultant to initiate the process of identifying and interviewing potential successors. PHCC leadership is committed to hiring a person with the skills and drive to ensure the continued growth and success of its members. Interested candidates can contact the PHCC-NA at [email protected]