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Please welcome Jeff, Joe, and Nick to the Setpoint Systems’ Sales Team

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When ‎Setpoint Systems hires new employees, we empower them to succeed. They just completed five weeks of extensive technical training, product training, company culture review, plus learned our processes, procedures, and standards. In addition to classroom training, readings, and homework exercises, they also earned a “Masters” level on Delta Controls “George University.”

Jeff, Colorado Service Account Manager

Jeff has been driving sales growth in the software and technology industry for the past 20 years. He believes that the key to his successful sales career has been to operate with integrity, love what he does, and never stop learning.

As a customer advocate, Jeff’s goal is to identify opportunities for his clients to implement new and emerging technology solutions so that they can increase their operational efficiency while improving productivity and lowering costs.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has lived in Colorado for 25 years and loves golfing, camping and hiking with his wife Stephanie and two children, Sarah and Ryan.

His goal over the next few months will be to visit his clients and assess their needs.

Joe , Colorado Construction Account Manager

Joe was interested in sales at the beginning of his career and has three years sales experience. When his first son was born in 2005, he was attracted to the steady income that being an electrician would provide. He had always dreamed of learning a trade and was presented with the opportunity to train to become an electrician with the IBEW. He gained on-the-job experience while studying at night and earned his license in 2009.

The main focus of the company he first worked for was tenant finish, but he always wanted to learn controls. He heard that Setpoint Systems was the company where he could gain that type of experience. So he joined them in 2014 as an electrician and then advanced to become a foreman in 2015.

However, in the spirit of the Miller Heiman of business, periodic changes are a great way to keep one’s organization healthy.

Joe always enjoyed sales and believed that with his 12 years of electrical experience, he would be an asset as a salesperson. So when he learned that Setpoint Systems was hiring salespeople, he applied internally for the position and made the switch. The idea that he could do something else inside of Setpoint Systems was a natural choice.

Even while working as a foreman, Joe realized that working with customers was the favorite part of his job. Now he is able to bring that same enthusiasm to the Construction Account Manager position. He believes this is an exciting opportunity, and it is a natural progression in his career. Joe is looking forward to using his field knowledge to be a creative consultant and assist in solving issues that customers are experiencing.

Joe grew up in Boulder, Colorado and now lives in Arvada with his wife and two kids. He loves skiing and has already bought his family’s season pass for next year. He enjoys playing guitar and is into music of all types. He usually has several home improvement projects going at once, and he’s always trying to think of better ways to automate his backyard chickens’ environment.

Nick, Colorado Construction Account Manager

Nick has worked in multiple facets of the construction industry for four years, in addition to having six years of sales and marketing experience. For the past year he has worked as a Sales Project Manager for a small construction company. Prior to that, Nick worked as an Operations Manager for a property management company.

One of Nick’s loves is baseball. He earned a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis and played Division II baseball as their catcher. He learned to deal with many personalities and how to work towards a common goal. He is excited to join the Setpoint Systems’ family because of their comradery and team atmosphere.

He earned his degree in marketing and design. His sales strategy emphasizes customer retention, satisfaction, and building strong relationships. He enjoys interacting with people to determine what issues they are having and how he can help solve their problems. The most rewarding part of his career so far has been developing friendships with clients.

Nick enjoys all the opportunities Colorado has to offer: snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and camping. He is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa and moved to the Denver area about two years ago. He plans to take his small town values to connect with his Setpoint Systems’ customers.

Setpoint Systems receives Xcel Energy 2016 Efficiency Partner Award

Every year Xcel Energy recognizes their top performing commercial Trade Partners based on energy saving projects completed. They review commercial projects by total rebate dollars paid, kWh and Decatherm savings by program. Setpoint Systems was one of 28 Trade Partners who qualified for the awards.

Setpoint Systems helped clients earn $145,047 in rebates, saving 2,123,155 kWh. We strive to assist our customers in reducing operating costs and improving their bottom line.

We partner with Xcel Energy to improve your energy conservation program with energy-efficient equipment and systems. When you update your system, there are often rebates available. To help you avoid confusion, we assist you in finding all savings and rebates from Xcel Energy.

Energy efficiency helps us manage our resources wisely, while taking care of the planet.

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New Setpointers

Setpoint Systems Corporation is proud to announce some new employee additions to our already exemplary team. All four new team members have already earned their Master Certification in George U in an impressive 3-1/2 weeks.

Please welcome them to our team.

Jeff
Construction Account Manager, Colorado

Jeff has worked in construction for 16 years, primarily as a General Contractor. Most of his career has been in estimating. Some of the projects he’s worked on include the Colorado capitol building, the Children’s Hospital, plus several other hospitals, schools, and most major universities throughout the metro area.

During his freshman year in college, he went to Nebraska for one year on a baseball scholarship. However, he missed the mountains and returned to Colorado to get his degree at Colorado State University in Construction Management.

Jeff is a native Coloradan who enjoys snowboarding, camping, softball, and gardening. He has been married for eight years to Shaana. They have two kids, a 7-year-old girl named Adasen and a 4-year-old boy named Ethan. They keep him pretty busy.

Jeff enjoys interacting with people and is looking forward to selling for Setpoint Systems. He is also looking forward to meeting Mechanical Contractors from a different angle.

 

Jerome
Account Manager, Minnesota

Jerome successfully completed our five-week Setpoint Systems training as well as achieved his Delta Control’s George University Master Certification, and has joined our office in Burnsville, Minnesota as the Service Account Manager.

Prior to joining Setpoint Systems, Jerome worked in electronic component distribution for 16 years.  Five years as a Tech Support Rep, five years as an Interconnect Product Manager, and the last six years as the Interconnect and Electromechanical Product Group Manager, where he and his team managed over 175 suppliers.  Prior to that, Jerome was an electronic communication and security system technician in the Air Force. He has earned associates degrees in both Electronics and Business Management, and has also completed  his Internal ISO Auditor Certification.

He has been married for 22 years to Susan. They have one daughter, Emily, and two stepdaughters, Erica and Erin, plus eight grandkids. In Jerome’s free time, he enjoys woodworking, target practice, ice fishing, cooking, plus making beer and wine. Jerome, how about some samples?

 

Rance
Account Manager, Colorado

Rance has spent most of his career selling electronics recycling and end-of-life asset management recycling services with a local firm and as an independent consultant. During that time he spent one year in the technical training side of refineries and chemical plants out of Houston before deciding to return to Colorado.

He holds a BS from Texas State University in Applied Sociology (research degree), as well as an MBA. He is an avid reader and has always been a geek when it comes to learning about new technologies and advancements in the science world.

 

He currently lives on the west side of Lakewood with his seven-year-old boxer rescue dog and enjoys spending the majority of his free time snowboarding, hiking, camping, and fishing in the mountains.

He is excited to join the Setpoint team as a Service Account Manager in Denver because the most rewarding part of his career has been establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships with clients, becoming a resource in solving their problems, and being a vendor who has made a positive impact on their organizations.

He believes that he will be able to not only continue this career path here at Setpoint but expand and improve upon it for years to come.

 

Buster
Application Engineer/Estimator, Colorado

Buster is supporting the sales staff with estimating and will then roll into engineering projects.

He has been in the temperature controls business for 23 years. During that time, he worked in purchasing, built panels, created job drawings in AutoCAD, designed and engineered projects, and estimated jobs. He also assisted in temperature controls installation, plus performed check tests and start up of systems.

Early in his career, he worked for a defense contractor as an electronics technician on a missile program. Prior to that, he was in the Air Force as an electronics technician working on fighter/bomber aircraft.

Buster has been married for 27 years to Elizabeth. They have a daughter, two sons, and two grandkids. He enjoys woodworking and gardening. He recently completed remodeling his kitchen and bathroom.

Buster is excited to learn the Delta Controls System and is happy to be part of Setpoint Systems.

Announcing Two Like-Minded Delta Organizations Joining Together

Article from Delta Controls web site

April 29, 2016

Delta Controls is extremely pleased to announce that Delta Controls Inc. based in Vancouver, Canada, has been acquired by Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V. (DEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Electronics.

The owners of Delta Controls have been mindful of securing the long-term future of the Delta Controls family, including the employees, stakeholders and the worldwide Delta Partnership. They have been searching for the right partner: one who complements the business, has the same cultural fit, and has the resources to grow the organization in this ever-changing world. The plan is to continue to manufacture and develop products in Vancouver and enhance the Delta Controls brand name worldwide.

It is not just the names that are similar. Delta Electronics has a culture that aligns with Delta Controls’ “Do it Right” and Earthright™ philosophies. Delta Controls brings a new market for Delta Electronics and helps them with their vision of developing technologies aimed at reducing global warming and ensuring a sustainable future for mankind. Delta Electronics Inc. is a $7+ billion USD worldwide organization with a reputation for quality that enables them to be a major ODM supplier to many of the high-tech Fortune 300 organizations.

The two organizations will bring many technical and synergistic opportunities to both parties. Delta Electronics was founded in 1971 and is the global leader in switching power supply solutions and DC brushless fans. They also specialize in a comprehensive range of variable frequency drives, industrial automation, UPS, visualization displays, LED lighting and renewable energy solutions. These complementary products, and Delta Electronics’ track record of investment and growth, will help us move forward to a more exciting future.

Founders Brian Goodchild and Raymond Rae will continue to be involved in the business. CopperTree Analytics, ESC Automation and Delta Connects will remain independent organizations with the continued involvement of Goodchild and Rae.

Solar Bridge in London Completed and Operational

 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on new Blackfriars bridge

Blackfriar’s Bridge, which is the largest solar bridge in the world and part of London’s Blackfriar’s railway station, is finally finished. Work on the structure started in 2009 as part of the worldwide energy conservation efforts. The bridge crosses the river Thames and the solar panels that now cover it were installed by the firm Solarcentury.

Blackfriar’s Bridge was fitted with 4,400 photovoltaic panels, more specifically Panasonic 250 Wp panels, which cover the total area of the bridge namely 19,685 square feet. The maximum output of the panels should reach 1.1 MWp (megawatt peak) and is expected to generate 900,000 kWh of electricity per year. This is expected to offset over 50% of the energy needed to power the railway station. The solar panels are fixed and south-facing. The setup will also offset CO2 emissions by an estimated 563 tons annually.

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Turning Blackfriar’s Bridge into a solar bridge was also part of a larger refurbishment of the railway station, which was enlarged with several new platforms. To offset the power required for this expansion, the designers decided on the solar bridge to help with the energy needs. Installing the PV array was very difficult, however, since the builders had to installed them on an old, Victorian era bridge, with the railway operating as usual and the river Thames below them. They were faced with many unexpected setbacks, such as corrosion on the arches and being forced to strengthen the existing bridge before they could install the solar panels.

In addition to the overwhelming energy producing benefits of using solar panels, they also have design and architectural benefits. Since the solar arrays are generally unobtrusive, they blend well with the existing architecture. Another great advantage of solar panels, according to the company that completed the work on Blackfriar’s Bridge, is the fact that they can be fitted into even the most complex engineering projects, while they can also be installed over a construction site or a functioning railroad.

During the renovations, the railway station was also fitted with other energy saving measures such as a rain harvesting system and sun pipes that will provide natural lighting throughout the building.

By Christine Walsh on Apr. 18, 2014

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Join the National Green Week celebration

Forward Thinking

Spearheaded by the Green Education Foundation (GEF), National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities. From the first full week in February until the end of Earth Month (April), participating districts, schools, classrooms and youth groups choose a week and select from one of GEF’s sustainability focused programs to be their ‘green theme.’ National Green Week 2014 kicked off February 3, and participants can choose ANY week until April 25 to be designated their Green Week. With over 10,000 schools and 5 million students participating, it is the largest functioning sustainability education program running.

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GEF’s sustainability programs are all free and are designed to be easily incorporated into the classroom. Each theme provides five days of standards-based lesson sets, activities, recommended reading, sustainability tips, contests and more. Possible green themes include:

  1. Green Energy Challenge – Empowers children to take small steps towards…

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U.S. HVAC Industry – 2013 Review and 2014 Outlook

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2013_2014 As we kick off 2014, it is important to look at the past year in review, as well as consider the economic outlook as it applies to the U.S. HVAC industry.  The unitary market segment did very well in 2013, led by strength in new construction, replacement/add-on, and unitary system exports.  Overall, unitary shipments were up 9 percent and production was up 8 percent.

Historically, there are a variety of key economic indicators which affect the HVAC industry, including housing starts, real GDP (gross domestic product), residential fixed investment, prime interest rates and the unemployment rate.  With the exception of the prime rate and GDP, all of the indicators trended favorably in 2013 and many economists are expecting these trends to continue into 2014.  The economy is expected to see a moderate GDP increase which will help the HVACR industry to continue its recovery, with moderate growth in the…

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