The 2013 ControlTrends Awards and red carpet event at NYC’s BB King Club and Grill were a huge success! The same fierce storm that delayed this post (hotel internet service down) unfortunately, also caused many to miss this exciting industry milestone. Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra were on-hand to assist MC, Marc Petock in recognizing the HVAC and Building Automation superstars, heroes, and award winners of 2013. ControlTrends Awards also unveiled the ControlTrends Awards Museum, the future digital home of all the nominees, award winners, and members of the Hall of Fame, as well as the integrated information source and documented history of the HVAC-related industries. Also announced, were its second Hall of Fame Inductee, Jerry Frank and the Petock Award recipient, John Petze.
Jerry Frank, Hall of Fame Inductee: Jerry Frank created Tridium in 1995, introducing the Niagara development platform that would forever change the building automation industry, and positively impact many other neighboring industries. For over a decade, Jerry Frank and Tridium, then provided next generation technology, vision, and forged the future roadmap that continued to expand Tridium’s position as the industry leader and most recognized innovator.
Presenting the 2013 ControlTrends Award Winners:
2013 ControlTrends Awards VFD of the Year: ABB
2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Graphic Tool of the Year: Niagara AX
2013 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year: Honeywell Prestige RedLINK
2013 ControlTrends Awards Marketing Tools and Support of the Year: Honeywell
2013 ControlTrends Awards Commercial Product of the Year: DG Logik DGBox
2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Application of the Year: DGLux DGLogik
2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Controller of the Year: Easy IO FG-32 Beast from the East
2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation System of the Year: Honeywell WEBS
2013 ControlTrends Awards Peripheral Product of the Year from a Small Manufacturer: ACI
2013 ControlTrends Awards Most Valuable Support Person of the Year: James Johnson, Vykon and Chis Lane, Johnson Controls
2013 ControlTrends Award Technical Support (Vendor) of the Year: Easy IO
2013 ControlTrends Awards Commercial HVAC Controls Vendor of the Year: Johnson Controls
2013 ControlTrends Awards: Passion, Integrity, Dedication Award Mike Marston, Easy IO and Ed Merwin, Vykon
2013 ControlTrends Awards Executive of the Year: Tom Rosback, Honeywell
ControlTrends 2013 Petock Award Recipient: John Petze
ControlTrends 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee: Jerry Frank
ControlTrends Awards once again expresses its sincere thanks and gratitude to its corporate and media sponsors for their generous support and we already look forward to capturing and producing the 2014 ControlTrends Awards. Please stay tuned for complete video and photographic coverage of the awards show soon to be posted.