“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.
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