Nearly 1,900 partners and guests turn out for reception, as ABB thanks all for opportunity to serve their business

2015-01-28 - Customers and Reps from Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning industry celebrate business growth at annual ‘must-attend’ reception
Chicago, IL, January 28, 2015 . . . Nearly 1,900 sales partners and end users turned out for ABB to say thank you on Monday night, January 26, at Chicago’s House of Blues. ABB managers, technical and application engineers, customer support, and personnel, thanked all for making ABB their drive of choice, Guests ranged from end users, contractors, and engineers, to channel partners/reps, OEMs, and friends in the Industry.

“It was a night our guests wanted not to end, as we celebrated their growth in the commercial/HVAC industry,” said Steve Duerkop, director HVAC Drives Sales for ABB. “We prepare for months for this event - and consider it an absolute privilege to say thank you, in person, to everyone we deal with throughout the year.”

ABB also showcased current product offerings, both from the existing product lines, along with discussions of technology to come, at an “Expert’s Lounge,” set up strategically, so that all visitors could see the automation technology available to partners and customers. Application experts were on hand to help with questions and gather feedback from users. ABB experts explain the technology to rep partners throughout the evening, who, in turn, bring their customers and detail the information for them. “We use the questions we receive to go back and improve our technology further,” said Duerkop.

The House of Blues venue and informal atmosphere created an environment of warmth and good cheer for all; live music and hors d’oeuvres were part of the 6 - 10 PM gathering, which many guests call the 'must attend' hospitality event, held annually, in conjunction with the AHR Show.

Attendees at the event expressed continued and growing confidence in the opportunities they have identified in their markets. “Our reps, who offer ABB drives, exclusively, to end users, are working very very hard to earn new business, and grow the business and installations they have,” said Duerkop; “this event offers us a way to encourage and support all our guests to achieve growth records, as the new year gets underway.”

Feedback and appreciation from guests at the ABB event was, and continues to be, extremely positive, as ABB extends ever greater reach into the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning market with innovative solutions. Included in the drives ABB offers is an internal energy savings calculator that documents, displays, and communicates kWh energy savings and carbon footprint data to users.

Ready for guests at House of Blues!:

Partners and Guests Greeted to House of Blues Reception