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MCA Chicago Announces New Board of Directors.

Kevin Condon, Chicago, to lead for 2012-2013

The Mechanical Contractors Association Chicago (MCA Chicago) announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors with Kevin Condon, Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating, Chicago, as the incoming president. New to the board are Brian Helm, CEO, Helm Group, Freeport, Ill., and George Englebrecht, executive vice president, Hayes Mechanical, Chicago. Helm and Englebrecht were elected to a two-year term on the board.

“The staff at MCA Chicago looks forward to working with this board in the coming year. We pride ourselves on remaining ahead of the curve and we’ve been fortunate to have a very forward-thinking board,” says Stephen Lamb, Executive Vice President of MCA Chicago.

The board is comprised of 10 members and includes: Marc Pittas, Hill Mechanical, as Vice President; Michael McCombie, F. E. Moran, as Secretary/Treasurer; and Greg Kroh, BMW Constructors, as Past President.

Additional members are Peter Baier, Corrigan Company; John Berzanskis, AMS Mechanical;
Tom Ridgway, AMEX Construction Company Inc.; and Tim Smerz, Air Comfort Corporation.

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Condon comes to the board with more than 30 years of volunteer service to MCA Chicago including experience on its arbitration, government relations, safety and audit committees. He has been employed with Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating since 1981, becoming president in 2000.

Englebrecht is a third-generation pipefitter, joining Hayes Mechanical in 2001. He is active in community issues: working on the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations and served as honorary chair for its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance event. He is also an avid fundraiser for Down Syndrome and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

Helm is CEO of the Helm Group and also president of Mechanical Inc., one of the Helm Group operating companies. He is involved in many industry groups including roles as chairman of the Rockford Pipe Trades trust funds, chairman of Chicago Local Union 597 Pipe Fitter apprentice training committee, and chairman of Mechanical Contractors Association of America education committee.

About MCA Chicago:
Mechanical Contractors Association Chicago promotes the highest caliber of worker at all levels of the union mechanical contracting industry by advancing safety and education. MCA Chicago represents 60 member companies who work with the highly qualified pipefitters and service technicians of Pipefitters Local Union 597. Together, they install and service heating and air conditioning; and install piping wherever it's needed – from power generation, to oil refineries, to pharmaceuticals, and food processing plants. For more information, visit




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