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44 MARCH 2017 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com HVAC/HYDRONICS NEWS ¦ CARGAS NAMED TO BOB SCOTT'S VAR STARS LIST Cargas Systems, Lancaster, Pa., a business software and consulting company with 90 employees, was named in January to Bob Scott¹s Value-Added Resellers Stars list. One hundred value-added resell- ers of mid-market accounting software are chosen as Bob Scott's VAR Stars. The selection is determined by quality, not revenue, and there is no ranking of the VARs who make the list. The criteria considered include awards that resellers have received from vendors, such as Microsoft and Intacct. Additionally, proven growth, leadership in the industry, and development and acceptance of important software products by the resellers are factors in the VAR Stars selection process. The VAR Stars Special Report and full listing can be downloaded at http://www.bobscottsinsights.com. Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid- market financial software community with his email newsletters for over 10 years. He has been covering the market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant. Cargas is an employee-owned business software and con- sulting company offering Cargas Energy mobile and back office software for fuel delivery and HVAC service companies, and Intacct cloud accounting, Microsoft Dynamics, and custom software solutions. ¦ FUJITSU GENERAL AMERICA NAMES ANDREW ARMSTRONG VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., has announced the hiring of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong as vice president of sales and marketing. Armstrong will lead the sales and marketing efforts of Fujitsu General's heating and cooling business, including unitary prod- ucts, split system heat pump and VRF systems, throughout North America. Armstrong will play an integral part in the intro- duction of unitary products in the second quarter of this year. Armstrong comes to Fujitsu General America after a long ten- ure at Johnson Controls, Inc., where he served in several sales and marketing functions, most recently as vice president, sales and market- ing, VRF/DFS where he was responsible for starting the VRF business in North America and he served on multiple teams including the channel management team and Global Commercial Leadership Council. Armstrong has an MBA Degree in market- ing from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. "We look forward to Andy's leadership, and to the continued growth of our business in North America under his guidance," said Matt Peterson, president and COO of Fujitsu General America. "Andy's proven track record of growing business through successful sales and marketing programs will help support Fujitsu's short-term and long-term growth strategies." Fujitsu General America is a provider of ductless cooling and heating systems, and VRF technology for residential and commercial use. Also known as "mini-split" systems, Fujitsu's ductless heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sys- tems are energy efficient and allow for temperature control by individual room. The Fujitsu Halcyon mini-split lineup includes 36 single-zone systems with capacity ranges of 9,000 to 42,000 Btu. For more information, call (888) 888-3424 or visit the web- site fujitsugeneral.com. l F O N Andrew Armstrong PRODUCTS WESTMOR INDUSTRIES REDESIGNS BLUELINE BOBTAIL PIPING Westmor Industries redesigned its bobtail piping to create leak- free connections, the company announced. The new design uses flanged connections instead of threaded connections which dras- tically decreases the chance of a leak and allows for easier repairs than previous designs, the company said. The new design is the new standard for Westmor, the company said. Headquartered in Morris, Minn., with satellite locations throughout the Midwest, Westmor Industries is a privately owned company with more than 300,000 square feet of manu- facturing space and 500 employees. The company's products are used to store, transport and dis- pense petroleum, propane and other l i q u i d s a n d g a s e s "from Pipeline to Pump." In addition, Westmor provides aftermarket support including parts sales, product repair, infra- structure installation and in-field services.