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2013 ControlTrends Awards


Yesterday, January 21, the 1st Inaugural ControlTrends Awards took place at New York City’s legendary BB King Club. The ceremony was an exciting opportunity to gather with our friends and associates, and to recognize our industry’s exceptional achievements in technology, engineering, and customer service. We were thrilled to be a part of this celebration.

Additionally, we were humbled and honored to be awarded “Best Peripheral Products from a Small Manufacturer.” 2013 was a year of development and transformation, and it is immensely gratifying to know that our hard work has come to fruition. In our eyes, acknowledgement from our industry colleagues is the highest praise we could receive.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who made this honor possible, and our congratulations to all of yesterday’s winners and nominees! Below is a full list of ControlTrends Award Winners:

2013 ControlTrends Awards VFD of the Year: ABB

2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Graphic Tool of the Year: Niagara AX

2013 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year: Honeywell Prestige RedLINK

2013 ControlTrends Awards Marketing Tools and Support of the Year: Honeywell

2013 ControlTrends Awards Commercial Product of the Year: DG Logik DGBox

2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Application of the Year: DGLux DGLogik

2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation Controller of the Year: Easy IO FG-32 Beast from the East

2013 ControlTrends Awards Building Automation System of the Year: Honeywell WEBS

2013 ControlTrends Awards Peripheral Product of the Year from a Small Manufacturer: ACI

2013 ControlTrends Awards Most Valuable Support Person of the Year: James Johnson, Vykon and Chis Lane, Johnson Controls

2013 ControlTrends Award Technical Support (Vendor) of the Year: Easy IO

2013 ControlTrends Awards Commercial HVAC Controls Vendor of the Year: Johnson Controls

2013 ControlTrends Awards: Passion, Integrity, Dedication Award Mike Marston, Easy IO and Ed Merwin, Vykon

2013 ControlTrends Awards Executive of the Year: Tom Rosback, Honeywell

ControlTrends 2013 Petock Award Recipient: John Petze

ControlTrends 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee: Jerry Frank


Automation Components, Inc. (ACI) is based out of Middleton, Wisconsin and has been a manufacturer of high performance sensors for the HVAC Industry since 1991. ACI’s company motto is “Engineering a Better Sensor Solution” and its core products provide reliable and economical application solutions for: Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure, Current, Gas, Wireless and Interface Devices. ACI has the manufacturing capacity to service the largest OEMs in the HVAC Industry and still has the flexibility to provide excellent support for distributors, contractors, and end users.