Taco CEO White to receive 2019 Craftsmanship Award

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York (the Society) has chosen John Hazen White, Jr., executive chairman & CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions, as the recipient of its 2019 Craftsmanship Award.

Announcing the award, Society president Dan Holohan said, “We see Johnny’s role has been to secure Taco as a world-class manufacturer of advanced heating and cooling equipment with locations in the U.S., Canada, China, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.

“For decades, under Johnny’s leadership, they’ve been unwilling to compromise product excellence, inventiveness and technological diversity.”

Taco Comfort Solutions is a family-run company that will soon celebrate its centenary. Johnny White, pictured right, is the third generation to provide dynamic leadership for the company.

Holohan added, “Johnny is devoted to education for Taco employees, and the company invests heavily in training. Classes take place in Taco’s state-of-the-art, $20 million Innovation and Development Center where the company combines training with hands-on learning. Employees seeking degrees can also take advantage of full tuition reimbursement for Associate, Bachelor and Master’s level degree programs.”

In addition to many other volunteer commitments, Johnny is a member of the Society and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where he has endowed an annual program in “The Re-emergence of Manufacturing in the United States.”

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen will recognize John Hazen White, Jr. for his many contributions to the industry on November 14 at its headquarters in New York.

Anyone interested in joining the event should call 212-840-1840.