Mr. Porter has been in the service industry for over half his life. He has worked as a tinsmith, ran black iron gas pipe, installed, serviced and sold: boilers, oil furnaces, gas furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps. Rich is the Training Supervisor at Parker and Sons and is responsible for the technical development of all the newly hired technicians. He is a NCI CO/Combustion Analyst and is also N.A.T.E. certified in the installation and service of gas furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps. Rich is proud to serve on the Professional Advisory Committees for RSI, AAI, UEI, and EVIT. He enjoys working with other industry professionals to help shape curriculums and better prepare students for a career in the HVACR industry. In his spare time, he holds classes designed to help technicians pass their N.A.T.E. Certification exams, as well as proctors N.A.T.E. tests five times a year.