ACCA's Donald Prather Receives ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Arlington, VA June 26, 2019 – The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that Donald Prather, ACCA manager of technical services, received the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Distinguished Service Award.

In recognizing his contributions, ASHRAE noted that, “It is the volunteer effort of people such as Mr. Prather, which allows ASHRAE to contribute technical advances for the benefit of the industry and public. ASHRAE recognizes that employer support makes participation in Society affairs possible.” Prather was honored on June 22, 2019 at ASHRAE’s Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Barton James, ACCA president and CEO, said, “ACCA is proud of Don for his contributions to the HVACR industry and thankful for his decades of work on behalf of ACCA members. Don’s commitment to technical training programs, standard development, and contractor professionalism will have a lasting impact on our industry. ACCA is pleased to support his efforts at ASHRAE as he represents contractors’ interests and promotes ACCA’s quality installation practices.”  

Donald Prather Received Distinguished Service Award

For more information, please contact ACCA Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations, Todd Washam, at or 703-824-8864.


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.