Visit MCAA.org15 - 19 March | Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Program

MCAA2020 offers a program as lush and diverse as Maui itself. For five days, this island oasis will host incredible speakers, educational seminars, entertainment, networking opportunities, and social events as wonderful as its surroundings. Explore the program and start planning your week in paradise!

2020-03-13
2020-03-13
Grand Wailea
2020-03-14
2020-03-14
Marriott
Grand Wailea
2020-03-15
2020-03-15
Wailea Tennis Club
Wailea Gold & Emerald Courses
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
2020-03-16
2020-03-16
Marriott
Grand Wailea, Marriott & Fairmont
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
2020-03-17
2020-03-17
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
2020-03-18
2020-03-18
Maui Brewing Company
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea & Marriott
Grand Wailea
2020-03-19
2020-03-19
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea
Marriott
Grand Wailea
Wailea Tennis Club
Wailea Gold & Emerald Courses
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
Marriott
Grand Wailea, Marriott & Fairmont
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
Maui Brewing Company
Marriott
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea & Marriott
Grand Wailea
Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
Grand Wailea
07:00 - 11:00
Executive Committee Breakfast & Meeting Grand Wailea
11:30 - 14:00
IAMCA Lunch & Meeting Grand Wailea
07:30 - 08:00
Board of Directors Breakfast Marriott
08:00 - 12:00
Board of Directors Meeting Marriott
12:15 - 13:30
Board of Directors Lunch with Allied National Associations Marriott
13:00 - 18:00
Welcome Beverage Grand Wailea
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX Cooling Technologies
13:00 - 18:00
Registration & Information Center Grand Wailea
18:30 - 21:00
Board of Directors Reception & Dinner Grand Wailea
06:00 - 18:00
Registration & Information Center Grand Wailea
06:15 - 14:00
Annual Golf Tournament Wailea Gold & Emerald Courses
  • Sponsored by:
  • Victaulic
  • ,
  • Carrier Corporation

6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Shuttle to Golf Course

6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

 

Hit the links to compete in MCAA’s annual golf tournament taking place on two beautiful courses at the Wailea Golf Club. Test your skills on either the award-winning Wailea Emerald Course with gorgeous ocean views or the previous home course of The Champions Skins Game, the Wailea Gold Course. The tournament begins with a continental breakfast in the Clubhouse at Gannon’s Restaurant before a shotgun start. Pairings will be available at MCAA’s Sports Desk on Saturday, March 14.

 

The winners of all sports events will be announced at Wednesday morning’s Awards of Excellence Breakfast.

07:00 - 11:30
46th Annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament & 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament Wailea Tennis Club
  • Sponsored by:
  • NIBCO INC.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Check-In and Deluxe Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Rules, Demonstration, Practice—Pickleball Players

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Warm-Up Drills—Tennis Players

8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mixed Doubles/Round Robin Play

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Winners Announced and Awards

11:30 a.m. Team Pictures

 

Tennis and Pickleball enthusiasts of all ages are invited to test their skills at the 46th Annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament & 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament! Players and spectators are treated to a deluxe breakfast before the warm-up exercises begin. Get ready for a fun morning no matter your skill level; the best players in the mixed-doubles and round robin matches will win special recognition.

 

Winners of all sports events will be announced at the Wednesday morning Awards of Excellence Breakfast.

07:30 - 10:00
Annual 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Anvil International

7:30 a.m. Warm-Up Exercises

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Continental Breakfast will be served

 

Get the blood flowing and enjoy the beauty of an island morning while participating in a 5K run or a 1-mile walk. From the complimentary t-shirt, to the warm-up exercises, to the continental breakfast, everyone—participants and spectators alike—has fun at this annual event.

 

Winners of all sports events will be announced at the Wednesday morning Awards of Excellence Breakfast.

09:00 - 06:00
Hospitality Desk Grand Wailea
09:00 - 18:00
Welcome Beverage Grand Wailea
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX Cooling Technologies
14:30 - 15:30
Faculty Advisors Meeting Marriott
16:00 - 18:00
Student Chapter Orientation Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Viega
18:30 - 20:30
Opening Party featuring The Trip Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • SIEMENS – Beverages
  • ,
  • EVAPCO, Inc. – Souvenir Photos

Join your friends and colleagues at the first official event of MCAA2020. Experience the excellence of Hawaiian cuisine while catching up with friends old and new and enjoying the music of one of MCAA’s favorite bands, The Trip.

 

Beverages Sponsored by SIEMENS

Souvenir Photos Sponsored by EVAPCO, Inc.

06:00 - 07:30
Opening Breakfast Grand Wailea, Marriott & Fairmont
  • Sponsored by:
  • Johnson Controls

Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui – Luau Grounds

Fairmont Kea Lani – Royal Fountain Terrace

Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, Grand Wailea Ho’olei Villas & Four Seasons Resort – Grand Wailea’s Molokini Gardens

06:00 - 17:00
Registration & Information Center Grand Wailea
08:15 - 10:00
Opening General Session featuring President Brian Helm and Steve Wozniak Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
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Brian Helm
CEO of Helm Group, Inc. and MCAA President
Opening General Session featuring President Brian Helm and Steve Wozniak image
Steve Wozniak
Inventor and Technology Entrepreneur
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break Grand Wailea
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
10:30 - 11:30
Featured Speaker Andrew Fastow: Rules Versus Principles Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • Apollo Valves

When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules but may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)? Fastow will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, he will discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions and he will discuss examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders.

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Andrew Fastow
Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp.
10:30 - 12:00
Seminar: New Automation Systems Are Changing How We Design, Build and Operate Buildings Marriott

Join a group of industry leaders for a presentation on technology systems and the emerging trends that are impacting how buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the future. This interactive session will identify the new technologies and applications that are impacting our roles in how building systems are installed, commissioned and operated to improve first costs, lifecycle costs and the overall user experience. There will also be an interactive discussion with Manufacturer Members and MCAA Contractors to address audience questions, explore the impacts on our roles in the building lifecycle and provide feedback and insights with leaders from three of the largest building system manufacturers in the industry.

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Andrew Krenning
Solutions Director for Smart Buildings and Pre-Construction, SIEMENS
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Richard Nowak
Head of Automation & Smart Buildings, SIEMENS
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Brandon Jackson
Vice President Construction Sales, HVAC & Controls Building Solutions, North America at Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Brian Estill
Director of Controls Marketing and Strategy, Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Roger Hubert
System Sales Leader – West Territory for Trane
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Gene Shedivy
Controls Business Development, Trane Commercial North America
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Armand Kilijian
President, O'Brien Mechanical, Inc. II
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Mark Rogers
Chief Operating Officer, West Chester Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
10:30 - 12:00
Seminar: Cybersecurity Basics for All Businesses Marriott

Hackers steal billions of records and billions of dollars each year from businesses around the world. Is your business a potential target? Espinosa will help you answer that question so that you can focus on growing your business.

 

You will learn:

  • The fundamentals of an advanced cyberdefense strategy
  • How a better strategy can enhance your corporate security
  • Why implementing this strategy makes your business a much smaller target for cyber criminals
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Nick Espinosa
Chief Security Fanatic, Security Fanatics
10:30 - 12:00
Seminar: Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)–Captive Insurance Concepts Marriott

Moderated by Bob Bolton and Tom Stone

 

Looking for an alternative to the traditional insurance market? When was the last time your insurance company refunded a portion of your premium back to you as a reward for good risk control? Would you like to have more control over your risk insurance costs? If so this session is for you!

 

Alternative Risk Transfer, also known as ART, is the use of alternative techniques to achieve the same hedging and transfer of risk away from a risk-bearing entity as with traditional insurance or reinsurance. This session will focus on an introduction to ART insurance products and concepts such as Captive Insurance/Reinsurance Companies and how you and your company could benefit from enrolling in a captive program. You will hear from a panel of insurance experts including the owners of a single parent captive and a group captive member. They will share their experiences, benefits, concerns and financial results to help you decide if an ART program is right for you.

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Mario J. Vitiello
President and CEO, Risk Transfer Strategies, LLC
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Mark Wilke
Director, Construction Segment, CNA
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Bob Bolton
CEO, Arden Building Companies, LLC
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Tom Stone
President, Braconier Plumbing & Heating Company
10:30 - 12:00
Seminar: Dude, What’s My Job? Managing 20-Somethings Marriott

Boomers, Generation X and Millennials now share an office with a fresh crop of 20-something new hires. Now is the best time to discover the secrets for working with this unique, young crowd. Remember, they’re not better, not worse—just different.

 

You will learn:

  • What trends shaped each generation and how to recognize their strengths and weaknesses
  • How to boost job performance and create a work environment that is structured but empowering
  • Best practices for training and retaining high-potential employees
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Brad Karsh
Founder and CEO, JB Training Solutions
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Jon Finch
Vice President of Training, MILWAUKEE TOOL
12:15 - 13:30
Plumbing Lunch & Learn Grand Wailea

Join members of the PCA Board of Directors for a box lunch and discussion of today’s business challenges, from correcting engineered designs for BIM to plumbing fabrication and service.

 

You will learn:

  • Technology impacting plumbing contractors
  • Key Performance Indicators for plumbing service
  • Products and innovations that can improve fabrication

 

Sponsored by Plumbing Contractors of America

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Scott Wallenstein
PCA Chair and CEO, Neptune Plumbing & Heating
13:00 - 13:30
Refreshment Break Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
13:30 - 15:00
Student Chapter Competition Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom

Watch the final four Student Chapter teams take the main stage to compete for $10,000. These emerging industry leaders will present their proposals of a real-world contracting bid—contributed by Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corp. of Fresh Meadows, NY—and answer demanding questions from a panel of MCAA member judges.

 

Attend this popular event to witness the talent that the next generation holds. You might even find the next intern, co-op or full time hire for your company. For the second year, you will have a say as you vote for the Most Valuable Presenter. The audience will participate in live voting to determine a standout student presenter among all four teams.

13:30 - 15:00
Seminar: Creating a Dream Team: The Magic is in the Mix Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company

A dream team is not about having team members who all work the same way. Different people think and act differently and they respond and contribute in different ways. This fun, memorable seminar includes a tool you will be able to use immediately and will want to share with your entire team. As a bonus, you will likely find that this seminar also applies to your dream team at home.

 

You will learn:

  • How to understand your team members better and appreciate what they have to offer
  • How to interact with and influence your team in the most effective way
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David Rabiner
Leadership Speaker and Executive Coach
13:30 - 15:00
Seminar: Exploring the Next Generation of WebLEM—the WebLEM+Plus Marriott

As an MCAA member, you have free access to one of MCAA’s most powerful and valuable benefits, the WebLEM. This session will update you on the next generation of the WebLEM, which has transformed into a single resource containing labor units, manufacturer drawing content and much more. It’s all there to help you estimate fabrication more accurately, design projects using standard objects and execute projects more quickly and with greater confidence.

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Tim Moormeier
President, U.S. Engineering
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Ron King
Global Estimating Manager, Trimble
13:30 - 15:00
Seminar: Lessons from Best-in-Class Service Contractors—Leveraging Key Performance Indicators to Drive Results Marriott

In the last few years, your burden as a contractor has been to figure out how to sort through the influx of data bombarding you and effectively use the information to make better business decisions. As technologies improve and are integrated to address this, the challenge becomes making sense of the data in a way that’s meaningful to your company. This session is based on data compiled from the 2019 MSCA Benchmark Survey.

 

You will learn:

  • How to determine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be tracked and used to communicate day-to-day business operations
  • Practices the most successful contractors use to make their companies best in class and how to emulate them
  • Strategies for selecting and implementing your unique KPIs when you return to the office
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Scott Berger
President and COO, Arista Air Conditioning Corporation
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Kip Bagley
Vice President Service, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems
13:30 - 15:00
Seminar: Maintaining Privacy in a Data-Driven World Marriott

Everywhere you turn, you read about companies being hacked and personal data being exposed to the underworld of the dark web. Social media and commerce websites sell our information to the highest bidder and even a simple Internet search can lead to more personal exposure than most want.

 

You will learn:

  • How you are data mined without even knowing it
  • How to keep your data private while staying on the grid
  • How to remain private in a rather public world
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Nick Espinosa
Chief Security Fanatic, Security Fanatics
14:30 - 15:30
Plumbing Contractors of America Board Meeting Grand Wailea
15:00 - 15:30
Student Chapter Judges Meeting Grand Wailea
15:30 - 17:00
Women in the Mechanical Industry Reception Grand Wailea
15:30 - 17:00
Advanced Leadership Institute Graduates Reception Grand Wailea
07:00 - 09:00
Association Executives Council Business Meeting & Session Grand Wailea
07:00 - 10:00
Annual Manufacturer/ Supplier Council Exhibit Marriott

This is your chance to see how the products and services you rely on are responding to change with new technologies, innovations and improvements. You will also see products and services that are emerging to take on the anticipated challenges of our future. Representatives of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council will be available to meet and discuss experiences with their products and services.

 

This is your opportunity to gain new insights and knowledge about how your business can grow with products and services that cut costs, save time and reduce errors. You’ll learn how innovation could move you ahead of your competition and onto new levels of success. You may even discover a new approach to using software or a device in the office, or in the field, that will significantly increase productivity and bottom-line results.

 

It’s all about relationship building. At MCAA, our Manufacturer/Supplier Council members are equal members of our association and participate in many events. Their executives build deep and lasting relationships with many of our contractor members. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with them!

 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

07:00 - 17:00
Registration & Information Center Grand Wailea
08:00 - 12:00
Registered Youth Program Grand Wailea
08:30 - 10:00
Partners’ Program & Breakfast featuring Geena Davis Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • Ferguson

Hosted by Kari Helm

Breakfast will be served and childcare will be provided.

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Geena Davis
Academy Award-winning Actor and Advocate
09:45 - 10:15
Refreshment Break Marriott
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break Grand Wailea
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
10:15 - 11:45
Seminar: Operations Management: Plan, Adapt, Profit Marriott

Join veteran industry leaders for a discussion on how to plan for success and adapt to challenges to improve your company’s bottom line. Building on their popular Operations Management class at MCAA’s Advanced Institute for Project Management, this session will focus on best practices to set your team up for success using tools from the Management Methods Manual.

 

You will learn:

  • How you and your teams can adapt to challenges that aren’t in the book
  • How identifying ‘red flags’ can help you ‘see the smoke before the fire’
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Robert Beck
President and CEO, John W. Danforth Company
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Mason Evans
President and CEO, JH Kelly
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Adam Snavely
President and CEO, The Poole and Kent Corporation
10:15 - 11:45
Seminar: Technology Outsourcing: Augmenting Your IT Marriott

The rapid pace of technological change can be daunting. Are you equipped to handle the increased demands on your business? The answer may be outsourcing.

 

You will learn:

  • How to effectively scale and secure solutions through managing a successful outsourced model
  • What services are available to help you scale your operations for mobile device management, jobsite solutions and administering construction applications
  • How to balance scale with security
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Nick Espinosa
Chief Security Fanatic, Security Fanatics
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Jeff Sample
CEO, Ironman of IT LLC and Director, Strategic Accounts for eSUB
10:15 - 11:45
Seminar: Not All Strategy is Good Strategy: Fatal Flaws to Avoid Marriott

Making good strategic decisions about your company’s future isn’t easy. Good strategy creates an advantage that is more than just incremental improvements—it enables you to win in the long term. Too many contractors take the easy route and, as a result, their market strategy is flawed or even worse—non-existent. Our industry is changing rapidly and there has never been a more important time to get this right!

 

You will learn:

  • Which fatal flaws to avoid when formulating your strategic direction
  • How to test your strategy for effectiveness
  • How best to implement a strategy for success
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Lee Smither
Principal, FMI’s Consulting Practice
10:15 - 11:45
Seminar: Growing a Strong and Profitable Service Business Marriott

A strong HVACR and plumbing service business can help sustain your business during downturns in the construction market. This session will provide you with the fundamentals needed to start or improve your service business’ performance.

 

You will learn:

  • How to analyze your service business model and identify future growth opportunities
  • Actionable strategies to build the sales team you need to facilitate service growth
  • How to generate a recurring revenue stream through preventative maintenance agreements, additional pull-through work and retrofit opportunities
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Chris Carter
Vice President of Service, Murphy Company