The ControlTrends Perosn of The Year The PID Award was created as a way to acknowledge and honor the people that make the building automation controls industry great. The nominees for the 2012 ControlTrends PID Award are: Gary Weber-Belimo, Ed Merwin-Vykon, Stuart Lombard-Ecobee, Roger Rebennack-Honeywell, and Mike Marston-EASY I/O.
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I am an instructor at Fresno City College and we offer a class in Building Automation. Our local Controlco and Honeywell Sales Representative (Kevin Keeling and Michael Lawing) brought Roger to our campus to introduce Roger to us. While at the meeting, Roger took the initiative to review our program and immediately went to work to improve our lab equipment. Roger laid out a plan to revise our lab and provided additional information to replace and update our Access Control and Intrusion Equipment.
Roger met with his team in Minneapolis and convinced them to support our program. Because of his support, hard work and foresight we now have a world class facility that also includes IP Security Cameras and new DVRs for each of our 10 lab stations. Our students are able to obtain hands on experience and be a real benefit to their future employers once they leave our program. They also become fans of the equipment offered by Controlco/Honeywell.
Many vendors offer to help, but that help is often minimal or progresses at a snail’s pace. With Roger, it was “Hold onto your hat.” He did what he said he and the project was completed on target. Roger is one in a million and we are grateful for his support, expertise and the additional learning opportunities provided to our students.
Bruce A. Miller
Electronics Instructor – Applied Technology
Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave.
Fresno, CA 93741
Phone: (559) 442-4600 ext. 8517
Fax: (559) 498-8350