John K. Nichols / 1960-1961
John worked with Natkin & Company in Tulsa for many years before transferring to Oklahoma City in 1965. John later joined Walldinger Corporation in Des Moines, IA.
James D. Shaw / 1961-1962
Jim joined Public Service Company of Oklahoma in 1949 as HVAC sales engineer. He was transferred to McAlester in 1973 as a Regional Technical Supervisor. Jim returned to Tulsa in 1978 and retired in 1986.
Warren W. Smith / 1962-1963
Warren worked for E.R. Heiliger Company from 1950 to 1956 in Tulsa. He later joined McCune & McCune and Associates before starting his own consulting firm in 1960. His son Wes has been in the business since 1982.
Richard L. Herron / 1963-1964
Dick first became active in the HVAC field in Kansas City in 1946, later joining the Trane Company in Tulsa in 1956. Dick started the Herron Equipment Company in Tulsa in 1969 and retired in 1985. His son Joe joined the company in 1973 and sold the company. Back then the meetings were held at the Saratoga Motel on 7th Street and held the first joint meeting with Oklahoma City Chapter.
Leslie Bury / 1964-1965
Leslie was with the Service Pipeline Company from 1940 until 1965 when he retired. The CRC was held in Tulsa that year and our chapter toured the new Civic Center central plant. We had 70 members.
William R. Strain / 1965-1966
Bill worked for York Distributors from 1953 to 1955, when he joined Honeywell in the Oklahoma City office. He later transferred to Tulsa in 1959 and then to Kansas City, MO in 1970.
Robert E. Swain / 1966-1967
Bob was with Honeywell in 1951. He later was with National Tank and joined Oklahoma Natural Gas in 1959. Bob retired from ONG in 1974. He also worked with Sharp Refrigeration and City Service Company. Bob was also with Ogden Allied Building Services in Tulsa as a facility manager.
J. N. Hambrick / 1967-1968
Jay was a manufacturer’s representative with R. F. Bagwell Company and in 1962 started the Hambrick-Ferguson Company with offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. His son John has been with him since 1979. This was the year the booster ticket was initiated. Jay is a life member and is still working and an active member of our chapter.
Jack L. Evans / 1968-1969
Jack joined the Russ Sigler Company in 1951 and was with the Swan-Sigler Company in Oklahoma City. In 1964 Jack joined Orvil Gilliam to from the present Sigler Company. Jack passed away in 1972.
Thomas Reinhart / 1969-1970
Tom started his HVAC career with the Burns and McDonnell Company in Kansas City from 1958 to 1962, when he joined the Johnson Controls Company in Ohio. In 1965 he moved to Tulsa and in 1972 was transferred to St. Louis. Tom left J. C. I. in 1979 and joined the Trane Company in Tulsa. The chapter won the Chaparral Award and placed second for the Golden Gavel Award.
Last updated: March, 2016