AirAdvice Names Leaders to Head Two New Business Divisions
PORTLAND, OR (September 20, 2007) – AirAdvice, Inc., has appointed recognized industry experts Isaac Simpson and Gary Frayn to head the company's two new business divisions, HomeAdvice™ and BuildingAdvice™.
AirAdvice developed the two new divisions in response to both a recognized need for focused, innovative building performance assessment solutions and to meet the challenges faced by the commercial HVAC industry and facilities management professionals.
'Eighteen months ago we launched the first version of our commercial building performance diagnostic tools. Our time in the field has helped us to recognize the differing needs of commercial contractors, building owners, and facilities managers, and the residential HVAC contractors we have traditionally served,' says Jim Crowder, AirAdvice CEO. 'The organization we are announcing today positions us to deliver systems and programs that better address the specific requirements unique to residential and commercial HVAC and building performance professionals. We're fortunate to already have two very capable leaders within our company that can immediately begin to implement strategies to help all of our customers grow their businesses and enable more comfortable, energy-efficient, and healthy indoor environments.”
Isaac Simpson, vice president of contractor services, heads the HomeAdvice division. With over 10 years of air quality and environmental sciences experience in government, research, and business settings as well as in the HVAC industry, Simpson brings a broad depth of residential HVAC know-how to his work out in the field with contractors, distributors, and manufacturers. He is a frequently-booked speaker and trainer as well as a CIE (Certified Indoor Environmentalist) and a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) proctor.
'The HomeAdvice focus is on delivering more of what our contractors told us they wanted,' says Simpson. 'More diagnostics, more information for their customers on energy and system performance. HomeAdvice is about helping contractors serve their customers. We've got some exciting new technology and program updates set to launch this fall – it's a whole new level of home diagnostics, developed as a direct result of contractor input and initiative.'
Gary Frayn, AirAdvice vice president of commercial development, leads the BuildingAdvice division. Frayn's years of building technology management and development expertise as well as a background in mechanical engineering and technical sales put him in a unique position to meet and anticipate the needs of contractors, facility managers, building owners, and other building performance professionals. His track record includes leading multiple national sales teams and driving record levels of revenue growth in the building technologies industry.
'The new BuildingAdvice technologies and programs set to launch shortly will put users head and shoulders ahead of their competition,' says Frayn. 'One of the great advantages of the BuildingAdvice system is that it is so powerful and comprehensive, yet incredibly easy to use. Our goal is to make it easy for contractors and building performance professionals to identify, assess, and resolve today's top building performance concerns: comfort complaints, high energy costs, sustainability issues, and more.'