William “Pat” Pico, a test and balance instructor at the Bay Area SMART Local 104 training center was selected from an extensive group of candidates as the 2018 TABB Hall of Fame inductee at this year’s 17th Annual TABB Conference/2018 ICB Conference in Sacramento, California. The TABB Hall of Fame Award recognizes those in the sheet metal industry who have made significant contributions by setting exemplary standards of service or by providing innovative ideas that strengthen the value of TABB Certification.
TABB COO John Hamilton introduced Pat at the awards ceremony by reminding attendees of his long list of contributions to the industry over a three-decade span.
“Pat Pico is a TABB certified supervisor and technician, and industry consultant to the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI); the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB); and the International Training Institute for Testing, Adjusting and Balancing and Specialty Certifications.Pico has been active working in the HVAC industry for 30 years beginning with HVAC fabrication and installation, and moving into the test and balance, and commissioning fields of the HVAC industry. He has taught courses at his home local in Northern California for the International Training Institute (ITI), and served on numerous committees helping to guide industry training curriculum and certification programs used throughout the United States for TABB, the California Commissioning Collaborative, the ITI, SMACNA and NEMI.
Pico has performed California Mechanical System Acceptance functional tests since they were introduced in 2005, and continues to help improve the quality of the HVAC testing, adjusting and balancing discipline by sharing his experiences and knowledge of the Industry.”
In accepting the award, Pat gave credit to the many deserving professionals who came before him and served as mentors throughout his career.
“It is an honor for me to be included in the group of names on this plaque. It’s about giving back what was given to me by TABB Hall of Famers like Tim Perry, who got me excited about TAB and encouraged me to keep learning and growing, and Bill Carr, Denny Kapowitz, Vince Del Vacchio, Jack Webster and many others who gave their time and passed along the benefit of their experience. These individuals helped shape who I am.”
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