The MCANJ recently attended the MCAA National Convention in Maui, Hawaii held from March 8-12, 2015. At this convention there were interviews and appointments available for new MCAA National Board Members if there is a vacancy. During the 2015 Convention there were openings for new Board members and many qualified candidates were interviewing for the positions including MCANJ’s own, Brian C. Hughes from Hughes Environmental Engineering. Inc., located in Mahwah, NJ. The MCANJ is proud to announce that Brian C. Hughes was selected to serve on the MCAA National Board of Directors. This will be the third member from New Jersey that will serve on the Board. Currently, MCANJ President, Robert J. Durr, Jr. and Nicholas Sapnar serve on the National Board and adding Brian is a great addition and representation for New Jersey.
Brian has a strong background in his community and in the industry. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ridgewood (NJ) YMCA, where he is primarily responsible for charitable fundraising efforts and assisting with aquatic programs. He also serves on the Y’s World Service Committee and has helped fund or build three new YMCA branches in Haiti since the massive earthquake there in 2010. In 2011, Brian traveled to La Boule in the Haitian countryside to help build a YMCA in the town. In 2014, the Hughes family recovered dozens of doors, windows and plumbing fixtures from their own home renovation project and sent a shipping container to Haiti for re-use of the building materials for another YMCA in Cape Haitien.
Brian currently serves as the Vice-President of the Bergen Catholic High School (NJ) Alumni Association and heads efforts to connect young alums with prospective alumni employers along with other mentoring activities. A graduate of Williams College (MA), Brian serves in numerous capacities as an alumnus since graduating in 1990. He currently serves as a class chair and is the co-chairman (with his wife Stacy) of the class’ 25th reunion to be held in June of 2015.
Brian Hughes is a Director of the Mahwah Chamber of Commerce. In the HVAC industry, he also sits on the employer Advisory Council for numerous HVAC vocational schools, including Bergen County Vo-Tech and both the Union and Mahwah, NJ campuses of Lincoln Technical Institute. Brian also has his LEED-AP qualification and is a MCANJ Board Director as well. Brian Hughes is the Executive Vice President at Hughes Environmental Engineering and oversees sales and marketing. He is leading efforts to develop new business opportunities, continues to lead the maintenance sales team and coordinates all recruiting activities. Congratulations to Brian C. Hughes for this great accomplishment. The MCANJ is very proud to have Brian represent New Jersey and the industry.