A Year in Review - Flow Tech's Recap of 2017 - Flow Tech, Inc.

A Year in Review – Flow Tech’s Recap of 2017

Although it’s the end of January, the excitement and hopefulness of the new year are still upon us. We didn’t want our customers and followers to miss out on our traditional, Year in A Glance Recap. So, we thought it better to post a little later than not at all. As you think about the future and what 2018 has in store please enjoy a recap of what 2017 brought Flow Tech…

Employment

Bill Landry was technically hired in late 2016, however, he became fully trained and vested in 2017, and therefore wasn’t included in our 2016 recap. Bill joined our Service Department as a Field Service Technician. He focuses more on the facility side of our business providing service and preventative maintenance for ABB, Air Monitor, Corp., Aircuity and Phoenix Controls.

 

Bill Landry

 

Larry Scola was hired in June of 2017 as a Sales Engineer. He joined our team to tackle ABB variable frequency drive sales within New England’s water and wastewater industry. Prior to 2016, Flow Tech covered Western Massachusetts and Connecticut sales for the water and wastewater market. Larry focuses his efforts from Eastern MA to Maine.

 

Larry Scola

 

Although temporary, last year brought another new hire to Flow Tech. Danielle Horan became our first Marketing Intern last spring and worked through the end of the summer. She was a great asset to Flow Tech, especially to our Marketing Director. Danielle helped maintain our social media and digital presence throughout the summer, took part in strategizing for the 4th Annual Flowtoberfest, and aided with the planning and execution of several industry association events. At the end of the summer, Danielle returned to Wheelock College where she graduated in December 2017. We’re happy to report she found a job and remains in the AEC industry working for a firm in Boston, MA.

 

Danielle Horan

 

Manufacturers

ABB

Our territory expansion for our Water/Wastewater Division went into full effect. As previously stated, aside from representing ABB variable frequency drives for water and wastewater applications in Connecticut and Western MA, in 2017 we could market and sell within all of New England! With this expansion came Larry Scola, increased advertising efforts and a greater involvement with industry tradeshows, conferences and association meetings.

ABB ACQ

ABB’s ACQ550 VFD for water/wastewater applications.

 

SecureAire

In the late summer/early fall of last year, we began representation of a new manufacturer to the Flow Tech line card. SecureAire is the only particle control company in the air purification and filtration marketplace. This product is ideal for operating and clean room environments offering a 96.4% improvement in peak particle counts for operating rooms. Without their technology of controlling an environment’s electromagnetic field, an airflow transport mechanism can only remove approximately 2% of particles by volume from the occupied space. SecureAire’s technology coupled with some of our other products, such as Steril-Aire and Aircuity, create a very efficient and healthy medical environment.

 

SecureAire

SecureAire provides exceptional particle control in healthcare settings.

 

Fresh-Aire ICE UV

Also, in 2017, Flow Tech began repping Fresh-Aire ICE UV, a manufacturer of a UV-C product specifically designed for the sterilization of ice machines. This product reduces the need for routine maintenance, kills 99.9% of germs and mold that grow in ice machines, increases energy efficiency and produces clearer, cleaner ice. Fresh-Aire ICE UV is perfect for healthcare, hospitality, higher education, or athletic facilities – anywhere with commercial-grade ice machines.

 

Fresh-aire ICE UV

Fresh-Aire ICE UV provides clean, clear ice.

 

Awards & Recognition

During the 2017 Aircuity National Sales Meeting in Orlando, FL, we were presented with the 2016 Greatest Sales Growth Award. At this meeting, Aircuity also introduced Aircuity 2.0 to its channel partners. Luckily, because of the release and additional information, Flow Tech had a strong presence at the meeting to proudly accept the award.

 

2016 Aircuity Award

From left to right: Cheryl McIntosh, Tom Proietti (holding the award), Charlie Barber, Nichole Petersen and Aircuity’s Rob Boyajieff.

 

 

Events

Below is a list of all the 2017 events we participated in by month. Events include: Lunch and Learns, internal and external training, conferences, manufacturer’s visits, trade shows, industry association events and of course Flow Tech-specific events.

 

NEWEA 2017

NEWEA 2017 Booth

 

January

  • 5 Customer lunch and learns
  • 4 AEC industry association programs
  • Aicutiy Sales Training
  • The New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference
  • ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo
  • Manufacturer/Factory visit: TMI Climate Solutions Factory

 

PWC 20-2017

PWC CT Commercial Real Estate February 2017 program. Photo credit: J. Fiereck Photography

 

February

  • 5 Customer lunch and learns
  • 4 AEC industry association programs
  • Women Who Build Summit
  • University Career Fairs: UConn, UHart and UNH

 

March CT ASHRAE

Our manufacturer, ebm-papst, Inc. had a vendor table during the March CT ASHRAE meeting.

March

  • 2 Customer lunch and learns
  • 7 AEC industry association programs
  • Manufacturer/Factory visit: TAMCO
  • The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference
  • SNEAPPA Spring Conference
  • NEHES Spring Seminar
  • The Globalcon Trade Show
  • Aircuity Start-up Training

 

SMPS Uber Conference

Nichole Petersen with fellow SMPSers during the 2017 Uber Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

April

  • 2 Customer lunch and learns
  • 6 AEC industry association programs
  • TAMCO Sales Training and Factory Tour
  • Twin City Fan Sales Rep Training
  • MED-Ed Facilities Conference
  • The Northern New England Chapter Eastern Region APPA Spring Conference
  • SMPS Northeast Regional Conference (Uber)
  • Northeast Summit for Sustainable Built Environment
  • AEE New England Energy Marketplace
  • Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association Trade Show
  • Manufacturer/Factory Visit: TMI Climate Solutions

 

Tom Aircuity Award

Tom Proietti accepting our 2016 Greatest Sales Growth Award during the 2017 Aircuity Sales Meeting.

 

May

  • 2 Customer lunch and learns
  • 3 AEC industry association programs
  • 2 AEC industry/charity golf outings
  • M.K. Plastics Leadlag Factory Certified Control Training
  • Aircutiy National Sales Meeting
  • ASHRAE HVAC Design Training 1
  • Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference

 

APPA Drive-in

Floyd – the demo unit used to show the value of Air Monitor Corp.’s airflow stations at the APPA Drive-in.

 

June

  • 3 Customer lunch and learns
  • 9 AEC industry association programs
  • 4 AEC Industry/Charity golf outings
  • Air Monitor & Onicon’s APPA Drive-in
  • Northeast Building & Facilities Management Show
  • SNEAPPA Summer Meeting

 

SMPS CT Finger Island Cruise

Nichole with summer intern, Danielle Horan and CIL’s Sam VanSchoick at the SMPS CT’s Thimble Island Cruise,

 

July

  • 2 Customer lunch and learns
  • 1 AEC industry association program
  • Manufacturer/Factory Visit: Air Enterprises

 

Newea Poo & Brew

Larry attending the NEWEA Poo & Brew in North Andover, MA.

 

August

  • 2 Customer lunch and learns
  • 5 AEC industry association programs

 

CBC Golf Outing

Nichole with fellow volunteer, Sam VanSchoick pose with Flow Tech’s foursome led by Mike Davis at CBC’s Golf Outing.

 

September

  • 1 Customer lunch and learn
  • 5 AEC industry association programs
  • 3 AEC/Charity golf outings
  • Flow Tech Customer Drive Expert Training
  • University Career Fairs: UMass Amherst, UConn, UNH
  • AMC/Onicon Engineering Conference
  • NEHES Fall Conference
  • Massachusetts Water Environment Association Trade Show
  • Maine WaEnvironmentment Association Trade Show
  • Manufacturer/Factory Visit: TMI Climate Solutions

 

Flowtoberfest

Flow Tech employees get silly posing for the camera during the 2017 Flowtoberfest.

October

  • 1 Customer lunch and learn
  • 1 Manufacturer lunch and learn
  • 9 AEC industry association programs
  • 2 AEC industry/charity golf outings
  • University Career Fairs: CCSU
  • Pheonix Controls Vantage Advanced Integration Training
  • Energy Innovation Forum
  • New Hampshire Schools Summit
  • I2SL Conference
  • 90th WEFTEC Technical Exhibition & Conference/ABB Channel Partner Meeting
  • ISPE Product Trade Show
  • Massachusetts Facilities Administrations Association Fall Conference & Expo
  • 4th Annual Flowtoberfest

 

SNEAPPA Fall Conference

Tom Proietti at the SNEAPPA Fall conference with Susan Labas and Dave Madigan.

November

  • 3 Customer lunch and learns
  • 1 Manufacturer lunch and learn
  • 7 AEC industry association programs
  • University Career Fair: UHart
  • ABB Next Generation Drives Channel Partners meeting
  • Phoenix Controls Sales Applications Training
  • Manufacturer/Factory Visit + Football Game: TAMCO
  • SNEAPPA Fall Conference
  • CT Schools Building and Grounds Vendor Day

 

We take safety very serious a Flow Tech. CPR, First Aid and AED training during December.

December

  • 5 AEC industry association programs
  • 2 Flow Tech AED, First Aid & CPR Training
  • Flow Tech Holiday Party
  • Flow Tech Holiday Grab Bag

 

Projects

Our knowledgeable sales team and experienced service department helped us get a lot of projects in 2017. Below are just a few of the highlights…

MK Plastics

MK Plastics Axijet exhaust fan being lowered by crane onto Henkel’s HQ rooftop.

 

Henkel Stamford

Henkel, a German-based consumer products company, officially moved 425 employees to its new North American consumer goods headquarters in Samford, CT in the late summer of 2017. Flow Tech was very happy to be a part of this downtown Stamford-based 155,000 square foot, 3-floor building project located at 200 Elm Street. We happily provided ABB variable frequency drives (VFDs), Phoenix Controls valves, and MK Plastics exhaust fans.

 

Cambridge King Open School

Our Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) and facility monitoring system, Aircuity will be included on the new King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project. This anticipated Net Zero project is to include the redesign of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. Construction is still underway and not expected to be completed until July 2019.

 

ABB VFDs

ABB variable frequency drives at the VA West Haven Campus.

 

VA Connecticut Healthcare System: West Haven Campus

The VA was founded to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. Flow Tech is happy to keep the VA running safely and efficiently for our nation’s veterans. We were involved in several renovations and facility upgrade/update projects this year at the West Haven campus. On those projects, we had ABB VFDs, Air Monitor Corp. airflow stations, Twin City Fans, and completed a lot of service work and/or installation.

 

All in all, 2017 was an eventful and successful year for Flow Tech. We hope to keep the momentum going and continue to take our sales, service and customer experience from good to great in 2018! For more information about Flow Tech, you can visit our website, or contact us. Don’t forget to make following us on social media one of your 2018 New Year’s resolutions: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube!

Nichole Petersen

Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and trainings, maintaining our digital presence and college recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and enjoys making jewelry, brewing beer and lounging on the beach.
Nichole Petersen

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