Meet our Columnists

Each edition of Mechanical Business features articles from some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Be sure to check out the expert advice from our team of columnists, in every issue!

Phil Boudreau – Refrigeration

Phil Boudreau is responsible for special projects, training and technical support for Bitzer Canada Inc. He covers the technical ins and outs of the refrigeration trade in each issue of Mechanical Business.

Bob ‘Hot Rod’ Rohr – Hydronics

Bob Hot Rod Rohr has been a plumbing, radiant heat and solar contractor and installer for 30+ years. A long-time columnist, he is involved with training and education at Caleffi North America. Catch his hydronic articles in every issue.

Doug MacMillan – Marketing

Doug MacMillan is president of The Letter M Marketing, a full-service company experienced in all realms of marketing that is located in Guelph, Ont. He brings his knowledge of marketing with a mechanical edge to each issue of Mechanical Business. [email protected]

Fred Bretzke – Plumbing

Fred’s hands-on field experience and passion for new technology have served him well in the role of pipe trades instructor with Calgary’s SAIT Polytechnic. He was the 2020-2021 Innovation of The Year Award Winner: SAIT for digitizing the project-based learning approach that apprenticeship training is known for. He can be reached at [email protected]

Gord Cooke – High Performance HVAC

Gord Cooke is a professional engineer who has spent 20+ years helping builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies into high-performance homes. He has particular expertise in IAQ and air flow management in houses. Watch for his perspective and advice on HVAC topics that are pushing the envelope.
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