Guy Gast

The Waldinger Corporation

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New Horizons Future Study

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The rapid change in North American HVAC and sheet metal contracting industries will drive many factors, including economic shifts, labor availability, technological advancement, and more. SMACNA’s New Horizons Foundation’s 2022 Futures Study addresses these factors and more, providing a broad perspective on developing trends impacting the HVAC, sheet metal, and mechanical sectors. This session will address the findings of the fourth and latest Futures Study and what contractors can use to make their operations more efficient.


Guy Gast is the past President of The Waldinger Corporation – Iowa Division. From 2015-2016, he served nationally as President of SMACNA, representing 3500 contractors in North America. For over a decade, he has been both a contributor to and Chair of the New Horizons Foundation. In December 2020, SMACNA honored him as the recipient of the 2020 Contractor of the Year award. He served as the chair of the task force which guided the 2022 Futures Study for NHF.

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