Graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
Worked for J. C. Penny Company for 15 years advancing to a Senior Merchandising Manager before leaving to pursue a career in the automotive sales and leasing industry, most of that time as an independent broker, for 22 years.
I got into the KEC industry by default when I was unsuccessful in helping a friend and associate find a stand-in manager while he took 3 years off to fulfill a commitment to serve a leadership position with Rotary International to do volunteer work in the community. I have always seen that as noble gesture of giving back after accomplishing his own personal success. I bargained to step in his absence if it was only for three years,…two years into it I bought the business from him.
Short learning curve and all it was a baptism by emersion for sure. The first order of business was to get my IKECA Certification. I learned the industry by hands on, I grew in the industry buy having access to others in the industry through my involvement with the other IKECA members. I’ve attended every Technical and Annual Convention since the fall of 2006. Most of the pivotal improvements I’ve made in the company have come by way of direct or indirect association through IKECA. Whether it’s subscribing to the best practices learned at the conventions or benefiting from other members at large sharing their experience and success, being a member of IKECA has been a game changer for the growth and success of our company.
I was encouraged to become more involved with IKECA by long time fellow member Joe Jacobs. I started participating with the Membership Committee in 2009, eventually co-chairing with Kevin Pearson and Frank Mitarotonda.
In 2015 I joined the Arizona Fire Marshals Association to promote a positive relationship between the KEC and AHJ communities. This relationship with the AHJs has helped build awareness of the common goals that both share in the Life Safety Industry.
I attended every ANSI/IKECA Consensus C-10, I-10 and M-10 meeting as an observer that’s been held prior to the IKECA Conventions just to stay at the leading of industry growth and change. In 2019 I was assigned as the alternate KEC representative to the committee.
I was voted onto the IKECA Board of Directors for a three-year term as of 2018.
I believe our company, R&G Vent Cleaning Services, Inc. is the dominant KEC contractor in the State of Arizona not by virtue of size but by our commitment to be the best.
Eric Scolari; ASCS, CECS, CVI, VSMR
Eric is from Reno, Nevada. He is the fourth generation owner of a Mechanical Contracting Firm, RHP Mechanical Systems and has been RHP’s risk manager since 1999. Eric became a qualified OSHA instructor in 2002. RHP has received numerous local and national safety awards and his firm received full SHARP status from Nevada OSHA in 2014 -2019. RHP currently employs 205 technicians and skilled trade’s workers. Eric is a journeyman sheet metal worker with a background in business administration, indoor air quality and risk management. He has trained thousands of workers in all aspects of safety and has conducted hundreds of safety audits. Eric is very passionate about his community and is highly involved in many community organizations. Eric was recently appointed to the Make a Wish Regional Council. He has helped grant 30 wishes, annually to ill or terminally ill children. He has been married to his wife Tracy for 24 years and they have three sons, Brady, Dalton and Cal.
Eric will be available to answer any of you safety questions throughout the conference. Please don’t hesitate to walk up and introduce yourself to Eric. He has helped several IKECA companies with their safety programs.
John Muller entered the commercial duct cleaning industry when he bought Airways Systems, Inc., based in Bensenville, Illinois, in 2010. He has served as Chairman of the IKECA Finance Committee since 2011, and also serves as a member of the NADCA Finance Committee. He holds CECS and ASCS certifications from IKECA and NADCA, respectively.
John’s previous business experience included positions with Procter & Gamble, McKinsey & Company, Borden Capital Management Partners, Bank of America, and most recently Beam Global Spirits & Wine. His jobs, at various times, included marketing, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and post-merger integration management.
John lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Debbie. They have two grown daughters.