Julius Ballanco is president of JB Engineering and Code Consulting, P.C. He can be reached at 1661 Cardinal Drive, Munster, IN 46321. Phone: 219/922-6171.
Kenny Chapman, “The Blue Collar Coach,” is the author of “The Six Dimensions of C.H.A.N.G.E.” and owner of Peterson Plumbing. While effectively leading his service business, Kenny has been sharing his knowledge and experiences all over the world in the areas of leadership, sales, profitability, freedom and overall goal accomplishment. Kenny’s website has free information, tips and videos that you can apply to your own business today.Call for more information 877/968-2244
Kelly Faloon is editor of Plumbing & Mechanical as well as the BNP Media Plumbing Group’s Integrated Content Development Specialist. She also is editor of the Radiant Comfort Guide the Radiant & Hydronics Report — both official publications of the Radiant Professionals Alliance — and twice-monthly Radiant & Hydronics eNews, an enewsletter for anyone interested in the world of heating with hot water.
Her editorial specialties include women in plumbing, recruiting for the trades, green construction techniques, water conservation, water treatment, hydronic heating, radiant heating and cooling, snow melt, solar thermal and geothermal.
After a 3½-year stint at sister publication Supply House Times, Faloon joined the PM staff in December 2001 as senior editor. She was named PM’s managing editor in 2006 and editor in 2013.
Previously, she spent nearly 10 years at CCH, a publishing firm specializing in business and tax law, where she wore many hats — proofreader, writer/editor for a daily tax publication, and Internal Revenue Code editor.
A native of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula, Faloon is a 1986 journalism graduate of Michigan State University.
Adams Hudson is president of Hudson, Ink, a creative marketing firm for contractors. News readers also can get the free “21 Ways to Boost Your Website Performance” article and a Customer Retention Kit by emailing their request to freePMstuff@hudsonink.com. See other marketing reports at www.hudsonink.com or call 800/489-9099.
Bob Miodonski is Group Publisher of BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, which consists of industry-leading print and digital magazines, websites and e-newsletters. Titles include: Supply HouseTimes, Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer and Reeves Journal magazines; Bath & Kitchen Pro e-News; PVF e-News; Radiant &Hydronics e-news; and www.RadiantAndHydronics.com.
Bob has covered the plumbing, piping and HVAC industry for more than 25 years as an editor and publisher of business-to-business construction magazines. He previously worked in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master’s degree from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, where he also has worked as a part-time instructor.
Questions? Need help? Call Paul at 407/699-8515, on his cell at 407/467-4916 or e-mail him (reference Plumbing & Mechanical magazine).
John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a consulting engineer and principal of Appropriate Designs in Holland Patent, N.Y. His latest textbook “Heating With Renewable Energy,” will be released in January 2016 from Cengage Publishing. It shows how to use modern hydronics technology to create systems supplied by solar thermal, heat pump and biomass heat sources. Additional information is available at www.hydronicpros.com.
Ray Wohlfarth is the author of “Lessons Learned in a Boiler Room: A common-sense approach to servicing and installing commercial boilers.” In his spare time, he is president of Fire & Ice in Pittsburgh, Pa. Ray writes a monthly newsletter on commercial boilers. He can be reached at 412/343-4110.