(Kinston, NC) – The winner of the inaugural Heico Innovation Award is Kinston, North Carolina company, Field Controls, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of draft, venting, combustion air, and indoor air quality equipment. Field Controls has also introduced some of the industry leading brands including Flue Sentinel® and the Healthy Home System™. Field Controls received the prestigious Heico Innovation Award for its intellectual property portfolio of patents and trademarks and for how the portfolio supports Field Controls’ strategic plan. In addition to receiving the Innovation Award, Field Controls was also named “Best In Class” of the Heico Companies for this year.
Heico Corporation is a global leader of industrial, aerospace, defense, and electronics technology. On March 3rd, Don Walther, Heico’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel, toured the Field Controls facility and presented the award to Field Controls President Patrick Holleran, and the engineering team led by Vice President of Engineering Tony Schrank. “We are deeply honored to be the first recipients of this award,” said Holleran. “Our pursuit of differentiated products, “best-in-class” product performance, and exceptional value for our customers is the cornerstone of our strategic plan. Our intellectual property work is a reflection of that plan.” For almost 90 years, Field Controls has been one of the world’s leading air movement, air control, and most recently, indoor air quality suppliers. The company’s diverse and innovative product portfolio includes ventilation and combustion air systems for residential and commercial buildings, along with a broad array of indoor air quality products including an award-winning Healthy Home iAQ app. Contractors can use the app to demonstrate, quote, and sell customizable indoor air quality systems.