Management Profiles

October 23, 2012 Morgan Staples

Commercial, HVAC and Energy

Mike ForakerMike Foraker is the President of Jennings Heating and Cooling and has been with the company for 32 years.

He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a 4-year degree in Business and has since spent 31 years in the HVAC industry.

Mike is certified in Energy Management, Energy Procurement and is also a Business Energy Professional as well as being a member of the Association of Energy Engineering (AEE) and the Green Building Counsel.

His favorite part of the job is business development and taking part in helping people reach their full potential.

Outside of work Mike likes to spend time with his wife and kids, read, kyack, work out and enjoy the outdoors.


Don AltDon Alt has been with Jennings for 17 years and manages our financial statements, human resources, AP and AR as well as job costing.

He graduated from Ashland University with a B.S./B.A. in Accounting/Marketing. Before He came to Jennings Don worked for 3 years in public accounting at Ernst & Young.

Don likes the daily diversity he experiences in his job and outside of work he enjoys any kind of physical fitness, weight training and prides himself on being a movie buff.

General Manager

Michael Catalano

Michael Catalano is the General Manager of Jennings; this job entails guiding the managers and employees of the company to a central objective of outstanding customer service.

Mike has been with Jennings for 22 years and in the HVAC field for over 34 years. He is licensed by the State of Ohio in heating and also has a state electrical license as well as a fire alarm license.

He enjoys the diversity of his job and the fact that no two days are alike, along with the challenges that daily await him.

Mike is currently teaching HVAC in the evenings at Stark State while also being involved with the local Boy Scout Council for many years.

Service Manager

Don TruexDon Truex is our service manager and has been with Jennings for 17 years. His job entails working closely with our customers, customer service scheduling and dispatching.

He is truly an expert in Customer Service and Customer Care having spent 26 years in the Customer Care and Service field.

What Don enjoys most about his job is when customers call him to compliment one of Jennings Service Techs on a job well done.

Outside of work Don enjoys hunting and fishing as well as attending his daughter’s sports activities with his wife.

Office Staff

Holly DuerHolly handles our service agreements, orders parts, and processes warranty claims. She also dispatches techs as well as carrying out daily office duties. She has been with us for 2 years. Holly comes to us with a background in sales. She is the mother of 2, and loves spending time with them and her beloved dachshund, Brody. Holly is a self-professed movie aficionado, recipe enthusiast, and lover of great books. Her favorite part of the job is helping customers and thriving on the fast paced environment.

Sales Manager

Jack RyanJack has been with Jennings Heating since 2013 and is in the Marketing and Sales section of the Commercial Division.

Jack is responsible for implementing Jennings Direct Mail and Lead Generation Program for the Commercial Market.

Jack is a John Carroll graduate with a BBA in Marketing and Business Management.

Away from the job Jack enjoys golf and swimming and spending time with his family.

Residential, Comfort Consultant

Dan Dan MullinDan Mullin has been with Jennings since April of 2011. His job requires conducting engineering analyses and helping customers replace their heating and cooling systems with energy efficient comfort systems that fit the client’s ever changing needs.

Dan has over 20 years sales experience.  What Dan enjoys most about his job here is meeting different people every day.  Outside of work Dan enjoys spending time with his family (his wife of over 30 years and his two children), golfing, reading, and traveling.

Residential, Comfort Consultant

ToddTodd has been in the heating and cooling field for 16 years.

He started as a truck driver at Jennings Heating in 2000 and is now a comfort adviser.

He likes meeting new people and looking at different jobs and coming up with solutions to make customers houses as comfortable as possible.

Away from work He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors camping and hiking.

Sales Coordinator

Melissa FrancisMelissa comes to Jennings with 13 years sales experience. She comes in with the most recent background of being a store manager. Melissa’s favorite part of the job is the fast pace of one minute to the next.

Melissa has been married for 6 years, and has 1 daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and seeing new places.