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08:00 - 12:00
MCAA Executive Committee Breakfast & Meeting
12:15 - 14:00
IAMCA Lunch & Meeting
17:30 - 20:30
MCAA Board of Directors Reception & Dinner
07:00 - 12:00
MCAA Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting
10:00 - 11:30
MCAA Board of Directors, Past Presidents & Invited Guests Partners’ Brunch
12:15 - 13:30
MCAA Board of Directors Luncheon with Allied National Associations
13:00 - 18:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center

Golf Pairings Desk

ASC Engineered Solutions Fun Run/Walk Desk

NIBCO, INC. Tennis & Pickleball Desk

07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:00 - 13:00
Annual Golf Tournament
  • Sponsored by:
  • Victaulic
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  • Carrier Corporation

7:00 am – 7:45 am Golfer’s Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Shot Gun Start

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

Tennis Schedule

7:00 am – Check-in and Breakfast

8:00 am – Warm-up Drills

8:45 am – Mixed Doubles/Round Robin

11:00 am – Champagne Toast & Awards

11:30 am – Team Pictures (more…)

07:30 - 10:00
Annual Fun Run/Walk
  • Sponsored by:
  • ASC Engineered Solutions

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am Warm-up Exercises

8:30 am – Shot-gun Start

14:00 - 15:00
Student Chapter Faculty Advisors, Industry Advisors & Local Execs Meeting
14:00 - 15:30
Student Chapter Registration
15:30 - 16:30
Student Chapter Orientation
  • Sponsored by:
  • Viega
16:30 - 17:30
Convention First Time Attendee Reception
17:00 - 18:00
Student Chapter Alumni Reception
18:30 - 21:00
Opening Party
  • Sponsored by:
  • EVAPCO, Inc.
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  • SIEMENS
  • ,
  • Uponor

Souvenir Photos Sponsored by EVAPCO, Inc.

Beverages Sponsored by SIEMENS

Dinner Sponsored by Uponor

07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:00 - 08:00
Opening Breakfast
  • Sponsored by:
  • Johnson Controls
08:30 - 10:00
Opening General Session Featuring President Robert Bolton and Mike Rowe
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Robert Bolton
CEO and President, Arden Building Companies LLC and MCAA President
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Mike Rowe
Dirtiest Man on TV
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
10:30 - 12:00
Featured Speaker: The New Playbook for Leaders with Captain David Marquet
  • Sponsored by:
  • Apollo Valves

Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.  

 

Based on the WSJ Bestseller, “Leadership is Language,” David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. This is something your organization needs to hear now more than ever. 

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Captain David Marquet
Author, Turn the Ship Around!
10:30 - 12:00
Education Seminar: Cyber Cranes… The Critical “Lift”!

In this interactive session about cyber security, you will hear from two experts who will touch on the following topics: 

 

          • Current state of cyber security in the world of the crane industry.
          • Cyber insurance, false hopes!
          • Case studies…what is really going on?
          • What can you do, what can you afford NOT to do?
          • Plan, prepare and stay ahead of the bad guys!
          • Pay now or pay later…NOW is cheaper…”but pay you will”…Yoda. 

 

This is a session you and your business cannot afford for you to miss! 

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Charles “Chuck” Andrews
Author, YES S.I.R. - Security Influences Guide to Success
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Andy Bennett
Former Deputy CISO, State of Texas
10:30 - 12:00
Education Seminar: Rock the Recession: How to Prepare For, Thrive During and Create Wealth After the Next Recession
  • Sponsored by:
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company

Be honest…is your company ready for the next recession? And, even if you don’t believe you need to prepare for a global economic recession, what about a recession that hits just your business (like losing your biggest client or superstar employees)? 

You don’t want to just survive a recession. You want to figure out how to leverage the situation to profit and grow your business 10X. In this interactive session you will learn about the five Recession.com Gears: 

 

          • Gear 1: ASSESS – Benchmark your company’s preparedness
          • Gear 2: TUNE – Tighten up your business and personal affairs
          • Gear 3: ACCELERATE – Plan to pounce in the recession
          • Gear 4: RACE – Capitalize on growth opportunities 
          • Gear 5: PRACTICE – Practice the plan with your team and review it regularly
          • EMERGENCY BRAKE: Cut overhead as necessary to stay profitable 

 

During the Rock the Recession education seminar, you won’t just listen to a speaker on the stage, you will start building an actual plan you can take with you.  

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Matt Radicelli
Entrepreneur
10:30 - 12:00
Education Seminar: Today’s Mechanical Industry: Leading Your Business with Certainty in Uncertain Times

Join MCAA Executive Committee members, Robert Beck and Rick Gopffarth and MCAA Past Presidents, Brian Helm and Mark Rogers for an open and in-depth discussion on the productivity, profits and risks that affect our businesses every day.  

 

From skilled labor shortages and supply chain issues to accelerated project schedules and difficult contractual terms, risk in today’s mechanical industry comes in many forms. Through a combined 135 years of industry experience, Beck, Gopffarth, Helm and Rogers will share the successes and failures they met along the way to creating profitable and successful mechanical contracting firms.  

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this open forum and discussion to learn the dos and don’ts from these four industry leaders, have all your questions answered and leave with some incredible takeaways that you can implement to ensure the success of your company. 

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Robert Beck
CEO, John W. Danforth Company
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Rick Gopffarth
Vice President of Preconstruction, Dynamic Systems, Inc.
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Brian Helm
President and CEO of Helm Group, Inc.
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Mark Rogers
President, West Chester Mechanical Contractors
12:15 - 13:15
Student Chapter President’s Lunch & Meeting
12:15 - 13:15
PCA Lunch & Board Meeting
13:00 - 13:30
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
13:30 - 15:00
Featured Speaker: The New Playbook for Leaders with Captain David Marquet

Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.  

 

Based on the WSJ Bestseller, “Leadership is Language,” David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. This is something your organization needs to hear now more than ever. 

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Captain David Marquet
Author, Turn the Ship Around!
13:30 - 15:00
Education Seminar: Rock the Recession: How to Prepare For, Thrive During and Create Wealth After the Next Recession

Be honest…is your company ready for the next recession? And, even if you don’t believe you need to prepare for a global economic recession, what about a recession that hits just your business (like losing your biggest client or superstar employees)? 

 

You don’t want to just survive a recession. You want to figure out how to leverage the situation to profit and grow your business 10X. In this interactive session you will learn about the five Recession.com Gears: 

 

          • Gear 1: ASSESS – Benchmark your company’s preparedness
          • Gear 2: TUNE – Tighten up your business and personal affairs
          • Gear 3: ACCELERATE – Plan to pounce in the recession
          • Gear 4: RACE – Capitalize on growth opportunities 
          • Gear 5: PRACTICE – Practice the plan with your team and review it regularly
          • EMERGENCY BRAKE: Cut overhead as necessary to stay profitable 

 

During the Rock the Recession education seminar, you won’t just listen to a speaker on the stage, you will start building an actual plan you can take with you.  

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Matt Radicelli
Entrepreneur
13:30 - 15:00
Education Seminar: The Truth and Hype in Innovation in the Construction Industry

Rapid digitization of the industry has been providing a lot of opportunities for contractors to realize productivity gains. Unfortunately, with every new product, tool or innovation, reality can take a bit of time to catch up with the potential that we are sold.  

 

This panel will discuss a series of topics, identifying some of the potential, the hype and sharing case studies of implementation and exasperation contractors face when trying to adapt to new technologies.  

 

Sean McGuire, MCAA’s Director of Innovative Technologies, will moderate this session with leaders from the industry that have faced these tools and either adopted them successfully or pivoted away. 

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Jonathan Marsh
CEO, SteelToe Consulting LLC
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Bob Snyder, Jr.
CEO, Binsky & Snyder
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Chris Weaver
Director of Technology, Andy J. Egan
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Sean McGuire
Director of Innovative Technologies, MCAA
13:30 - 15:00
Education Seminar: Cyber Cranes… The Critical “Lift”!

In this interactive session about cyber security, you will hear from two experts who will touch on the following topics: 

 

          • Current state of cyber security in the world of the crane industry.
          • Cyber insurance, false hopes!
          • Case studies…what is really going on?
          • What can you do, what can you afford NOT to do?
          • Plan, prepare and stay ahead of the bad guys!
          • Pay now or pay later…NOW is cheaper…”but pay you will”…Yoda. 

 

This is a session you and your business cannot afford for you to miss! 

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Charles “Chuck” Andrews
Author, YES S.I.R. - Security Influences Guide to Success
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Andy Bennett
Former Deputy CISO, State of Texas
15:00 - 16:00
Advanced Leadership Institute Graduates Reception
15:00 - 16:00
Women in the Mechanical Industry Reception
Evening Open for Private Events/Local Association Dinners
07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:00 - 08:00
Association Executives Council Business Meeting
07:00 - 10:00
Annual Manufacturer/Supplier Council Exhibit
10:00 - 11:30
Brunch Featuring Dana Perino
  • Sponsored by:
  • Ferguson
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Dana Perino
Former White House Press Secretary
10:30 - 11:45
Manufacturer/Supplier Council Annual Meeting
11:30 - 12:30
Key Mindsets that Retain Top Talent
  • Sponsored by:
  • Women in the Mechanical Industry

As a former in-house recruiter, Colene Rogers will take attendees on a journey of learning not just why employees stay or go but what to do to make them want to stay.

 

No single department can solve the employee retention issue on their own. It takes a coordinated and strategic alliance between the c-suite, supervisors and HR to create a more engaging and productive work environment resulting in higher organizational retention rates, greater talent acquisition, strengthened leadership, talent development and conflict management.

 

This workshop, with the same title of Colene’s book, Retention: Key Mindsets That Retain Top Talent, is for business leaders who recognize that their long-term success is directly linked to their ability to attract, equip, engage and most importantly, retain their best and brightest.

 

Attendees will leave the workshop with actionable take-aways including five initiatives that strategically change the culture of trust, communication and engagement within your company for elevated profits and talent retention, and the four components of the System of Leadership that enables leaders to maximize their level of influence for greater organizational success.

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Colene Rogers
Leadership and Motivational Speaker
11:30 - 16:00
Nominating Committee Meeting
12:30 - 13:30
MCAA Educational Events Lunch & Learn

Join the MCAA staff to learn more about the Association’s educational offerings throughout the year. Staff Directors will be available to discuss details of the MCAA programs they oversee, answer questions and assist you with registering yourself or your colleagues. You will even have the opportunity for advance registration for some of the most sought-after conferences and classes. A light lunch will be available to enjoy while networking. 

12:30 - 13:30
Plumbing Lunch & Learn
  • Sponsored by:
  • PCA

Join representatives from the Plumbing Contractors of America, a subsidiary of MCAA, for a roundtable lunch. Discussions will be shared on a variety of topics as they relate to plumbing contractors. These will include fabrication, coordination, plumbing service and technology.

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John Geiling
President and CEO, JPG Plumbing & Mechanical Services
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Adam Wallenstein
President, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co.
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Michael Wallenstein
Co-President, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co.
13:00 - 13:30
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
13:30 - 15:30
Student Chapter Competition
Evening Open for Private Events & Manufacturer/Supplier Dinners
07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:00 - 09:00
Awards of Excellence Breakfast Featuring David Feherty
  • Sponsored by:
  • CNA
  • ,
  • MILWAUKEE TOOL
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David Feherty
Former Pro Golfer
09:00 - 09:30
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
09:15 - 10:45
Featured Speaker: Coaching for Leaders: How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Others by Valorie Burton
  • Sponsored by:
  • SLOAN

What if you could coach yourself in five minutes or less to think clearly through a major decision or an emotional dilemma? Coaching is a powerful tool to create personal clarity, build a positive environment and facilitate progress towards critical goals. Valorie will give you principles and research-based techniques that can immediately be used to facilitate growth in others. As Valorie shares her proven 5-step coaching process, you will discover how to: 

 

          • Transform a scattered brain into a focused mind that accomplishes your daily goals.
          • Lay your head on your pillow at night feeling peace about your decisions.
          • Control the emotions that cause you to procrastinate, spend emotionally and sabotage your own success. 

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Valorie Burton
CEO, Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute
09:15 - 10:45
Education Seminar: Mapping Technologies

With a host of new technologies coming onto the market, it’s easy to lose track of the technologies at work in your company, their performance and what new tech may be needed. In this session, Jonathan Marsh of Steel Toe Consulting introduces a method to quickly produce a practical map of your company’s existing technology stack, along with strategies for assessing, communicating and tracking technologies on an ongoing basis. This session focuses on understanding your technology stack in non-technical terms and collaborating with team members at all levels of technical understanding. 

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Jonathan Marsh
CEO, SteelToe Consulting LLC
09:15 - 10:45
Education Seminar: No Time to Buy

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic, worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates and stepped-up infrastructure spending. It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way? 

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Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
09:15 - 10:45
Education Seminar: Top Ten Best Practices for Your Mechanical Service Business

In this contractor-led session, attendees will gain valuable information gathered from best-in-class union mechanical service operations from across the country. Topics to be covered include the key role of service agreements, recruiting in a tight labor market and converting service work from a construction business. We will also review key performance indicators and ratios to help contractors benchmark their own service businesses. 

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Brian Hughes
President, Hughes Environmental Engineering
09:15 - 11:15
Student Chapter Competition Consultations
11:00 - 12:30
Featured Speaker: Complaint Free Business with Will Bowen

Executives, employees and staff deal with hundreds of complaints on a daily basis from both customers and coworkers. In a fast-paced and funny presentation you will learn: 

 

          • What’s wrong with complaining? (Complaining’s destructive effects on health, happiness, relationships and career)
          • What is (and isn’t) a complaint?
          • The 5 reasons people complain (as remembered by the acronym G.R.I.P.E.) 
          • How to get other people (and ourselves) to stop complaining
          • Positive leadership in a negative world 

 

You’ll leave inspired, mindful of your own complaints and motivated to approach complainers with new, simple and effective strategies. 

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Will Bowen
Founder, Complaint Free®
11:00 - 12:30
Education Seminar: The New Normal for the Political Environment

Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in regulatory and legislative activity from the federal level down to the local level. This session will provide broad policy updates that impact all our businesses. In addition, the discussion will focus on how proposed and finalized policies will impact the water heating and hydronic heating industries. 

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Eric Truskoski
Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Bradford White
11:00 - 12:30
Education Seminar: No Time to Buy

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic, worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates and stepped-up infrastructure spending. It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way? 

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Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
12:45 - 14:00
Fabrication Committee Lunch & Meeting
12:45 - 14:00
Who’s Your Batman? – Networking Lunch
  • Sponsored by:
  • Viega

When you think of Batman, who comes to mind? (Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Lego Batman, Ben Affleck or Robert Pattinson). Whether you relate to the BAM – POW era of Batman, remember an Icy former California Governor, or just had your first Riddler experience with the PatBat, we need to hear from all generations during this interactive lunch and networking session with our student chapter members.   

John Koontz will moderate a Q&A segment about jobsite logistics with a real-life Batman and Robin Team, also known as a foreman (Dave Hosnedl) and project manager (Andrew Palcan). Open discussion will follow for a collection of concepts and best practices to ensure everyone working on your team has the proper tools and mindset for who should actually be driving your company’s Batmobile.

12:45 - 14:00
Executive Committee & Past Presidents Lunch and Meeting
12:45 - 14:00
WiMI Committee Lunch & Meeting
14:15 - 15:15
Career Development Committee Meeting
16:00 - 18:00
Closing Reception

Hosted by MILWAUKEE TOOL

18:30 - 20:00
Closing Dinner
  • Sponsored by:
  • Daikin Group – Beverages
  • ,
  • Watts Water Technologies – Dinner
20:30 - 21:30
Matchbox 20 in Concert
  • Sponsored by:
  • Daikin Group – Beverages
07:00 - 11:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:30 - 08:00
Annual Business Meeting
08:00 - 08:45
Closing Breakfast
  • Sponsored by:
  • Mueller Industries
09:00 - 10:30
Closing General Session Featuring UA General President Mark McManus, the Changing of the Guard and Matt Iseman

Closing Session Speaker Sponsored by Zurn Elkay Water Solutions

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Mark McManus
United Association General President
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Matt Iseman
American Ninja Warrior Host
10:45 - 11:30
MCAA Board of Directors Closing Meeting
10:45 - 11:30
MCAA Board and Past Presidents’ Partners Reception
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