Michael R. Copp, executive vice president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), has formally announced that he will retire from PHCC in December 2021.
“We appreciate the many significant contributions Michael made for the organization over the past six years,” said PHCC President Hunter Botto. “Thanks to his leadership, PHCC made considerable progress in fulfilling important strategic goals and positioning PHCC members as the ‘contractors of choice’ in their markets. The association is now well positioned to achieve sustained growth and further our mission of advancing the industry through education and training to protect public health, safety and the environment.”
Botto praised Copp for leading important future-focused strategic initiatives as well as accelerating the implementation of effective new technologies and processes that enabled the PHCC National office to remain fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provide members with relevant and timely resources to weather the storm and prepare for the next normal.
During Copp’s tenure, PHCC achieved many legislative and regulatory successes to benefit professional p-h-c contractors; made progress on important workforce development initiatives; expanded HVAC-specific resources and collaborative efforts; elevated marketing efforts and began producing a quarterly magazine; built a new Education & Training Department; launched several online member communities; offered numerous new member benefits; and realigned and strengthened its relationships with PHCC industry partners and coalitions. The organization also updated the association’s history book, “A Heritage Unique” and finalized a Crisis Action/Pandemic Plan that was offered as a model for PHCC chapters and members during the pandemic.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve our PHCC members and work with so many great professionals across the PHCC Federation over these past six years,” said EVP Copp. “Our collective efforts represent a real team effort; especially these past two years, which prove that PHCC members and staff continue to move forward with hope in their eyes and a bone in their teeth as they protect the health and safety of everyone and our planet.”
A PHCC search committee has been formed that will work with a consultant to begin the process of identifying and interviewing possible successors. PHCC’s leadership is committed to hiring an individual with the skills and drive to ensure the association’s continued growth and member success. Interested candidates may contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to more than 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses who employ 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability. Go to http://www.phccweb.org for more information.