William E. Dalton, vice president of engineering and purchasing for Excel Comfort Systems, was presented with the Air-Conditioning and Refirgeration Institute’s (ARI) 2001 Richard C. Schulze Distinguished Service Award at ARI's 48th annual meeting. Excel Comfort Systems is part of Lennox International Inc.

"Mr. Dalton was presented with the award for providing outstanding service to the industry and to ARI," said Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., ARI chairman. He is a long-time hvac veteran, having been in the industry for 40 years."