If you picked up the October 19 edition of The Washington Post and flipped to Post Magazine (Page 30), you’ll find the friendly face of Smiley El-Abd, one of our commercial area sales managers. The reputable newspaper heard about the comfort Smiley’s been bringing to local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. residents and decided to do a feature on his work in the community. Surprisingly enough, we’re not talking about Smiley’s experience with cooling and heating systems but another lifestyle staple, especially in the nation’s capital: cycling.
During the day, Smiley meets with HVAC customers – architects, contractors and engineers – to educate them on how our systems bring comfort to people’s lives. At night and on the weekends, his clients are cyclists and his systems are bicycles but the way he approaches the job is the same. In fact, he draws on his experience as a mechanical engineer – using physics, geometry and a thorough attention to detail – and applies the same philosophy:
- The machine should adapt to the consumer, not the other way around.
- Good performance begins with good “bones.”
- Make adjustments to optimize performance and enjoyment.
- Diagnose problems and devise solutions.
Please join us in congratulating Smiley on this well-deserved recognition! To read the full article in The Washington Post, click here.