The 7th biennial ‘MEET Innovation Awards’ will be presented at the show! These awards are given in recognition of innovative products in the industry. Each of the four sponsoring associations will present one award to an exhibitor at the show. Stay tuned for information about the 2024 winners and their amazing products!





Innovation Awards

Seminar Schedule

The four sponsoring associations: CIPH, Electro-Federation Canada, ACME (Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors), and IES, are committed to providing a strong educational component as part of the show. A thought-provoking and topical seminar series is offered onsite, free to all show attendees. See full schedule below & seminar speakers below:

Additional info on seminars & speakers:

Donald "Don" Colliver, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Donald “Don” Colliver has been involved in the energy usage and efficiency of buildings for over 40 years. He is Professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department, and formerly Director of Graduate Studies in the BAE Department and Director of the Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Kentucky. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Professionally Don has conducted and managed extensive research in energy usage in buildings and industrial facilities, solar energy, air infiltration and ventilation, building codes, and the analysis of climatological data for determination of design weather conditions. His team developed the first dehumidification design weather data that was published in the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals.


Mike Miller, Taco Comfort Solutions

Mike Miller was born and raised near Stuttgart, Germany where he served a four-year Apprenticeship program in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Trade, attaining journeyman status. After immigrating to Canada in 1996 he spent another couple of years on the tools before entering the plumbing and heating wholesale business for two years. Then in 2000, Mike joined the manufacturing sector of our industry and has since held several positions from Application Engineer to Trainer, Business Development, Regional Sales Manager, National and International Sales Manager roles and now finally as VP of Sales for Canada for Taco Comfort Solutions.

In his spare time, Mike is involved in several Industry Associations, such as the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI), Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC). As a regular contributor to the HPAC Magazine, Mike is an industry veteran with a total of 30 years of experience and is renowned for his dedication to the evolvement of the hydronics industry.


Dave Hughes, CIPH

Dave Hughes is a Technical Advisor at CIPH. He has over 40 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry and has worked with gas, boiler systems, solar thermal water heating systems, radiant floor heating systems, hydronic system controls, and residential and commercial hydronic system design. He has served as chair of the Canadian Hydronics Council, and vice-chair of the CSA B214 Technical Committee. Active in the hydronics industry, Dave spearheaded the creation and implementation of the CHC Certified Hydronic Designer and Hydronic Installer programs.


Michael Ridler, Eden Energy Equipment

Michael started his career in a family run HVAC company over 20 years ago that still is in operation to this day. Michael is the Technical Services Manager at Eden Energy Equipment and is responsible for mentoring and advising the technical support team at Eden Energy Equipment. He also is focused on providing field support and technical training for contractors, engineers and builders across Ontario on heat pumps, boilers and hydronics. Michael is passionate about learning new things and building relationships with industry stakeholders in HVAC both new and old. Michael Ridler is first and foremost a family man who lives to set an example of positivity, mentorship and empowering the people around him. He can be reached at


Jerry Leyte, Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc.

Jerry Leyte is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario and currently works with Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc., based in Waterloo, ON as their President & General Manager, effective Jan 1, 2022.  Jerry joined Viessmann in Feb 2018 and held the role of Director of Sales & Marketing during his first 4 years with the company.

He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Masters of Applied Science Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

Prior to joining Viessmann, Jerry worked with Uponor Ltd. in Mississauga between 2009 and 2012 as a Business Development Manager focusing on commercial radiant heating & cooling applications across Canada before taking on the role of Regional Sales Manager for Ontario from 2012 to 2018.

Jerry is currently a member of:

  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • CIPH (Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating) where he is a member of the Ontario Chapter Board of Directors and a former volunteer with the CIPH Charity Committee, and currently a volunteer with the CIPH ABC Planning Committee.

CHC (Canadian Hydronics Council) where he currently serves as the CHC Chair and is in the final year of his 2-year term.


Andrew Pottier, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. (ULC) 

Andrew Pottier has been involved in the electrical industry for 35 years, during which time he has excelled in progressively changing roles.

As a construction electrician he worked mainly for a total of three companies between the years of 1991 and 2007 at which time he made a significant career change that started a journey toward his current recognition in the electrical industry.

In 2007 Andrew joined Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) as an Electrical Wiring Inspector and in 2010 he further advanced his career to the Chief Electrical Inspector position where he held this role until November 2017.

Andrew currently holds the title of Lead Regulatory Services Representative with Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. (ULC) and is responsible for representing ULC on many committees, boards, and focus groups across Canada and the US.

He is a voting member on the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, Chair of Sections 10 and 78, and he is a voting member of Sections 12, 32, 42, 64, and 84. Andrew was also the Chair of the Energy Storage System Working Group under Section 64 of the CE Code which played a significant role in the changes coming in 2024.

In summary, Andrew says he is very passionate about the electrical industry and the safety of our people and buildings. He stays true to his roots and quotes “I have been fortunate to have gained employment with only a few, but very reputable, companies throughout my electrical career and I give great gratitude to those that have helped me achieve my current status.


Emilie Boyer, Master Group

A Graduate from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Emilie Boyer started her career working for (2) Engineering Consultant Firms: Stantec and Martin Roy & Assoc.

Since 2015 She has worked with the Master Group and since 2017 Has held the position of Product Director for the Div Applied Hydronic Products. Emilie is actively involved in the ASPE Chapter in Montreal and has assisted several product manufacturers in their research and development for products to be introduced to our Canadian Market.


Sami Sultan, Signify

For the past decade, Sami has established himself as a seasoned professional within the lighting industry. During his tenure at Signify Canada, he has held various roles where he has worked closely with specifiers and end-users. His primary objective is to educate stakeholders on the latest innovation trends in lighting and controls and offer project-specific solutions.

As the market shifts towards connected lighting, end-users are seeking ways to adapt to this new norm by incorporating relevant solutions and technologies. During his presentation, Sami will discuss 'Melanopic Lighting: What Specifiers Need to Know' and provide attendees with insights into how they can integrate Melanopic lighting into their designs, overcome the limitations of standard LED, and promote a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.


Thomas Heckbert, Rheem Canada Ltd./Ltée

Tom Heckbert started his career in hydronics in Atlantic Canada, earning his stripes in dark mechanical rooms, troubleshooting problem systems. His career started out working for various manufacturers’ representative agencies, before moving on to the spec-writing platform ATS, and from there starting to work with boiler and water heater manufacturers since 2016. A confessed “boiler nerd”, Tom is known for having a deep technical understanding of hydronics, combustion, flow control, and many other aspects of mechanical systems.

Tom is a member of the Canadian Hydronics Council of CIPH. He frequently writes articles for various trade publications and presents on mechanical technology and the future of construction in Canada at industry events.




Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA) Education Sessions

Join the CWQA in Meeting Room D on Wednesday, May 1st for a series of educational presentations. Full schedule below: