Hydronics contractor-teacher-writer Mark Eatherton was named the latest winner of the Carlson-Holohan Award of Excellence. Awarded every other year and co-sponsored byPM, this “traveling” award recognizes an outstanding industry volunteer.

From left: Award namesake Dan Holohan; hydronics engineer and award originator Robert Bean; previous recipient Dave Yates (holding the award); 2008 award winner Mark Eatherton.


Hydronics contractor-teacher-writerMark Eathertonwas named the latest winner of the Carlson-Holohan Award of Excellence. Awarded every other year and co-sponsored byPM, this “traveling” award recognizes an outstanding industry volunteer who contributes to the education of others, raises funds for industry events, and provides mentorship to youth who have made career choices to be in the hydronics and steam business. These characteristics are a reflection of the values and legacy established by the late Gil Carlsonand carried forward byPMcolumnistDan Holohan.

The recipient becomes the custodian of Carlson’s original Bell & Gossett System Syzer for a two-year period. While in his or her possession, the winner - through industry activities - is obliged to share the story of Carlson’s invention. Each new holder also must make some investment to protect the originality and physical condition of the tool so that its life journey and message is preserved for all generations to see.

This year’s award was presented at “Wetstock 08,” Holohan’s networking event held in Denver on April 12.