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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced that Michael Barone of Encon Mechanical in Ocean Township, New Jersey, has been named ACCA's 2021 Service Manager of the Year, sponsored by XOi Technologies.
“XOi Technologies is proud to present the ACCA 2021 Service Manager of the Year to Michael Barone of Encon Mechanical,” said Aaron Salow, XOi founder and CEO. "Michael was nominated by his peers for his outstanding character, performance, and leadership. As XOi Technologies continues to provide service teams with quality solutions, we are honored to recognize those who go above and beyond for their customers and each technician. Congratulations to Michael and Encon Mechanical for such an outstanding accomplishment.”
To view XOi Technologies’ 2021 ACCA Service Manager of the Year video, click here.
“This is a special moment for me. When I found out that I was nominated, I was honored. When I found out that I had actually won, I was completely humbled,” Barone said. “I want to pay homage to all of the service managers out there, because it encompasses a lot of different professions. Sometimes we’re a lawyer, an editor, a meteorologist, or technical supervisor. A lot of times, we’re a therapist. This award is for all of the service managers out there.”
The Service Manager of the Year award was presented to Barone during ACCA's 2021 Fall Meetings in New Orleans, which took place November 1-3. Though Barone could not attend the meetings in-person, he accepted his award via video.
“It is important for us to recognize the outstanding and dedicated professionals we have in the field,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “We received a multitude of wonderful nominations for this award, and Michael has shown that he is truly the best of the best.”
“When we put his name into the arena for the award, we were super honored to be a part of it and to be considered,” added David Indursky, Encon Mechanical president. “Michael is really the glue that holds our service group together.”