Event Program

Come “SOAR” with us at MSCA18!

Ascend to new heights of inspiration, learning, camaraderie, and fun – as you aspire to reach higher than you could have ever imagined!


07:30 - 12:00
Bonus Program: Get a Grip on Your Business – Are you Running Your Business or is it Running You? with Tom Bouwer

If you’d like to be in more control of your organization, you’re not alone. As thousands of business leaders have discovered, the key to faster growth, bigger profits, more loyal customers and fewer frustrations is EOS®. EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a comprehensive business system with real, simple, practical tools. This presentation helps participants learn to implement a simple “way of operating” that helps leadership teams clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Leaders looking for a silver bullet or the next “flavor of the month” need not attend. In this value-packed workshop, attendees learn to see their businesses in a whole new light and to achieve better results through strengthening the Six Key Components™ of a truly great organization. The outcome creates alignment and synchronizes all the pieces of your business to produce the results you want.

Attendee Value and Takeaways:

  • Review the Six Key Components of top companies: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction
  • Learn a powerful tool to clarify and achieve your vision
  • Work with two simple tools that will get the right people in the right seats
  • Build the right company scorecard to deliver an absolute pulse on your business
  • Master practical tools that successful entrepreneurs use to get more done

Instructor Tom Bouwer is co-author of What the Heck Is EOS? with EOS founder, Gino Wickman. Using his energetic style, he is a sought-after speaker with extensive experience in helping business leaders get what they want from their organizations. Tom delivers high-value engagements that have actionable takeaways. A top-ranked Vistage speaker, Tom presents internationally to the CEO and C-level members of world-class executive organizations. His nearly three decades of global management/consulting experience in multiple industries help him quickly identify chronic issues that keep a company from achieving optimal success. Tom is a Certified EOS Implementer.

 The cost for this half-day optional program is $300 and includes breakfast, session workbook and copy of the book “What the Heck is EOS?”

12:00 - 16:00
Huntington Beach Air Show

The Huntington Beach Air Show will take place October 19 – 21 from Noon – 4:00 pm daily. You will have the unique opportunity to get a first-hand view of the show, at no charge, from the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort. This will be a prime viewing location and, as a hotel guest, you will be front and center. Featured performers will include USAF Thunderbirds, Douglas C-47 Sky Train, Lucas Oil Aerobatics, and more! Please take into consideration the air show hours when making travel plans as traffic in and around the hotel may be an issue.

13:00 - 19:00
Conference Registration
15:00 - 19:00
Exhibitor Set-up
17:30 - 18:30
First Timers Reception
  • Sponsored by:
  • Data Basics
19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Opening Reception
  • Sponsored by:
  • Quantech
07:00 - 17:00
Registration/MSCA CONNECT
  • Sponsored by:
  • Milwaukee Tool
08:00 - 09:30
General Session featuring Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.)

In flying, headwinds slow you down. At their worst, they cause you to change your plans and impact the effectiveness of weapons in combat. Headwinds demand that pilots be resilient and resourceful, literally on the fly. Nicole’s message will to inspire you to think differently about the headwinds of change we all face – organizationally and personally. She will encourage you to rise above and ascend to a level that is unparalleled—to fly is to SOAR. Drawing on her extraordinary Air Force career, Nicole will candidly offer lessons on leadership, followership, and overcoming adversity. She will help ignite your own indomitable spirit in order to succeed far beyond what you have ever dreamed.

Col. Nicole Malachowski
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser, and Indomitable Spirit
09:30 - 12:00
Exhibitor Display

Exhibitor Display – Monday, October 22

Learn about the latest HVACR and plumbing products, services and innovative technologies at this year’s special exhibitor display. Our industry’s leading suppliers will be on hand this year supporting our conference and providing you with a unique opportunity to get first-hand information on all they have to offer. Take the time to visit with them during the Exhibitor Display and meet with them throughout the conference. MSCA18 is the only place where you will find all your key vendors in one place and readily accessible!

10:00 - 11:30
Spouse Program: Fitness Fun

Take some time to relax and regenerate from all the stresses that life throws at us each day. All registered spouses are invited to enrich their mental and physical well-being with a variety of stimulating workouts. Three unique specialty classes will be offered. Each session will be packed with a series of fun, dynamic exercises designed to tone, strengthen and increase cardio fitness levels. This is a result-driven program for participants of all fitness levels.

12:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 13:00
Women in the Mechanical Industry Luncheon
13:00 - 14:30
Peer Group Forums 1
14:45 - 16:15
Education Session I (3 concurrent sessions)
  1. Steve Thomas – The Scooch Project – Moving Your Leadership Just a Little
  2. Sunny Sandhu/Keith LaRose – Building Data Analytics – Strategic Advantage or Threat?
  3. Nick Espinosa – Easy Prey: How to Protect your Business from Data Breach, Cybercrime and Employee Fraud
06:45 - 07:30
07:00 - 12:00
Information Desk/MSCA CONNECT
  • Sponsored by:
  • Milwaukee Tool
07:30 - 08:45
General Session featuring Adrianne Haslet and Everyday Hero Award

Using insights gleaned from her conditioning as an athlete, internationally ranked ballroom dancer, corporate executive, and Boston Marathon bombing triumphant survivor, Adrianne will show you how to gracefully give the middle finger to feeling powerless and offer you her unique process for confidently pivoting to face the future despite overwhelming and sometimes paralyzing forces. She will teach you to how to look unflinchingly at that which scares you to death and proceed anyway… step by step. As the powerful woman who bravely stared down evil and courageously faced the man who tried to take her life and failed, Adrianne will show you how to be your own most courageous and powerful version of YOU—at work and in life. During this moving session, MSCA chair Jaimi Lomas, will also share her own very personal and touching story about herself and her father and how one’s life can become enriched by overcoming obstacles

Adrianne, along with Jaimi Lomas, will also participate in the presentation of the fifth annual MSCA Everyday Hero Award. This award has become a highly-anticipated feature of the conference where one special person is recognized for his or her selfless contributions to their community. The contributions of this individual will be celebrated during this session. Don’t miss your chance to nominate those in your company who you believe are deserving of this honor. The fill-able nomination form in PDF can be found on the MSCA website.

Adrianne Haslet
Public Speaker, Global Advocate for amputee rights, Boston Marathon Survivor, Ballroom Dancer and Blade Runner
08:45 - 10:15
Educational Session II (3 concurrent sessions)
  1. Nick Espinosa – Easy Prey: How to Protect your Business from Data Breach, Cybercrime and Employee Fraud
  2. Steve Thomas – The Scooch Project – Moving Your Leadership Just a Little
  3. Billy Marshall – Be a Story Worth Telling – How an Online Engagement Strategy Earns More Pay for Less Work
09:00 - 11:30
Convoy of Hope: “Feel Good – Do Great” Packing Party

Our popular annual Packing Party is fun for a very worthy cause. For the ninth year, we will partner with Convoy of Hope to pack thousands of meals for distribution to the organization’s Children’s Feeding Initiatives around the world, as we groove to tunes played by featured entertainment. We hope you will lend a hand and have a great time with this “Feel Good – Do Great” charitable event.

Watch the 2017 Packing Party video and charitable efforts to see what’s in store this year.

10:30 - 12:00
Educational Session III (3 concurrent sessions)
  1. Sunny Sandhu – Building Data Analytics – Strategic Advantage or Threat?
  2. Billy Marshall – Be a Story Worth Telling – How an Online Engagement Strategy Earns More Pay for Less Work
  3. Connie Podesta – Life Would be Easy if it Were Not for Other People
Optional Event: 26th Annual MSCA/DEWALT Golf Tournament

12:15 pm Depart Hotel

1:00 pm Shotgun – Pelican Hill Golf Club North


A championship golf course, the prestigious Pelican Hill is perched upon the coastline, just south of Newport Beach. Deep ocean views to the horizon guide all 18 tee shots on the par 71 North Course, which opened in 1993. Open canyons and elevated plateaus with a palette of a hundred colors contrast the distinct green edges of the fairways and greens. This shotgun event is open to golfers of all skill levels. This event includes roundtrip transportation, high-tech golf carts, practice balls prior to the event, and lunch. Registration is limited to the first 100 paid golf registrations received. All registered attendees and spouses are welcome to play!


Cost: $220/person


Optional Event: Pick A Paddle – Kayaking or Paddleboarding

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Enjoy paddling or kayaking the placid waters of Newport Harbor and Back Bay on this informative sightseeing tour. The tour begins in Back Bay, a natural wetland, and estuary that has incredible richness and diversity of wildlife, from microscopic plankton floating in its tidal waters to coyotes and bobcats that are seen on the bluffs. It’s home to hundreds of migratory and non-migratory birds, making it a true birders paradise. You’ll paddle through the mudflats to Newport Harbor, the largest recreation marina in the Western United States and circle Linda and Harbor Islands, two of the six man-made islands that dot the area, with some of the priciest real estate in the country. Across the channel, you will see the former home of John Wayne and Nicolas Cage, and if possible some sea lions too. Trip includes all equipment, professional guides, round-trip transportation, box lunch.


Cost: $210/person

Optional Event: Newport Back Bay Pontoon Getaway

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Enjoy cruising Newport Bay in a sleek Pontoon boat. These 8-passenger pontoon boats have clean and quiet outboard power and spacious, comfortable dual facing loungers for a relaxed and smooth ride. In these quiet, easy-to-drive boats you will enjoy vistas of quaint Balboa and regal Lido Islands from a truly unique perspective. As you wind your way through the water, the day will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Newport Harbor. From the world-famous Balboa Pavilion to the islands, ferries, birds, sea lions, majestic yachts and waterfront real estate, it’s truly a treat for the senses. Trip includes plentiful appetizers and wine, round-trip transportation and 2-hour private chartered cruise. Limited availability. First come, first served.


Cost: $240/person

Optional Event: Behind the Scenes Tour of Angel Stadium’s Mechanical Systems

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


This unique tour will include a stadium overview including the box seats and stadium suites. You will then be treated to an exclusive tour of the stadium’s mechanical systems including Turbocor chillers, air handlers, and the control system. Anaheim Stadium had been the home of the Angels since their move from Los Angeles following the 1965 season. The stadium opened April 9, 1966, as the California Angels hosted the San Francisco Giants in an exhibition game. The franchise’s first American League game was April 19, 1966 vs. the Chicago White Sox. The original Anaheim Stadium seated 43,204 (later 43,250). The stadium underwent construction in 1979-80 for additional seating to accommodate the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Upon completion in 1981, the stadium seated 65,158 (later 64,593) for baseball. The Rams left Anaheim for St. Louis, MO in 1995. The new Angel Stadium of Anaheim has a seating capacity of approximately 45,050 for the Los Angeles Angels. Trip includes round-trip transportation, guided tour, and box lunch. Limited availability. First come, first served.


Cost: $90/person

07:00 - 08:00
6th Annual MSCA Sun Run
  • Sponsored by:
  • Bradford White

Enjoy the morning sun and ocean view as you race to the finish line, and get your energy revved up for the last day of MSCA18. Conference attendees and spouses are welcome to attend! Participants will be timed, and the winners will be recognized. There will be water stations, rest and recovery areas, and finish line refreshments. What a great way to start your day! Registration will be on-site.

07:45 - 08:45
09:00 - 10:15
Peer Group Forums 2
10:30 - 12:00
Education Session IV (3 concurrent sessions)
  1. Tim Herbert/Josh Windy – Stories of Success – Addressing the Labor Shortage
  2. Mike Walsh – Designing Your Business for the 21st Century
  3. Paul Saginaw – Creating a Vision of Greatness
12:00 - 12:45
13:00 - 14:30
Education Session V (3 concurrent sessions)
  1. Dave Bavisotto/Wayne Turchetta/Chris Carter – Are Your PM Sales Doing the Heavy Lifting?
  2. Mike Walsh – Designing Your Business for the 21st Century
  3. Paul Saginaw – Creating a Vision of Greatness
14:30 - 15:45
Closing Session and Changing of the Guard with Peter Diamandis

During this fascinating and mind-blowing closing session presentation, Dr. Diamandis will reveal that the only constant is change, and that the rate of change is accelerating so fast that 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies are predicted to disappear in the next 10 years. Competition is no longer the multinational overseas; instead, it’s the exponential entrepreneur creating companies like Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, Oculus, Whatsapp, SpaceX and Tesla. You will learn how technology breakthroughs are transforming industry to achieve new levels of success and making the world a better place to live and work. During this highly revealing and powerful keynote, Dr. Diamandis will provide a true understanding of the immediacy of today’s disruptions and impact on your company. Today’s companies cannot remain stagnant but must evolve or die.

Dr. Peter Diamandis
Founder of The X Prize Foundation, and rare combination of visionary, CEO, scientist, storyteller, innovator, and wizard
19:00 - 22:00
Final Party Celebration featuring Milwaukee Tool Shed Band
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Join us in Huntington Beach

Come “SOAR” with us at MSCA18! Ascend to new heights of inspiration, learning, camaraderie, and fun.

Shimmering views of the Pacific and luxurious amenities abound at the oceanfront Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Innovative, Spanish-inspired architecture sets the scene for a memorable retreat at the resort hotel, complete with pampering spa treatments, irresistible restaurants, ocean adventures and superior service. From surfing to arts and entertainment, Orange County attractions are minutes away.

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Early Bird Registration

The early bird member registration fee for MSCA18 is $1,400, if you register by July 21, 2018. Beginning July 22, the cost is $1,500. Spouse registration is $600 (early bird rate until July 21 or $650 (regular rate beginning July 22).

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