Mike Donovan, a 2009 and 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, is the principal of HTS Texas. In this role, he has incorporated market-changing, innovative concepts and customer service, enabling the company to grow from start-up to gross $100 million in 2012 in ten years. Donovan has won numerous top sales achievement awards from York International and Daikin McQuay. As principal, he has earned Daikin McQuay's Pinnacle Award twice, a prestigious honor that commends leaders who help their companies grow and increase market presence and community involvement, while promoting employee and supplier relations.
Donovan is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and, over the past decade, has served on several industry advisory boards where he was involved in the research and development, marketing, operations and engineering support of new product development. He also is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as an ASHRAE HBDP (High Performance Building Design Professional).
Donovan serves on the ASHRAE Board of Governors and he is the Houston Chapter president for the 2013-2014 calendar year. In 2013, he was awarded the William J. Collins, Jr. Research Promotion Award, which recognizes a committee member for raising significant ASHRAE research funds during the course of the year. Donovan received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and attended Houston Stratford High School. He was also honored as a member of the prestigious Aggie 100 in 2010, 2012 and 2013, which recognizes top Aggie-owned businesses and leaders throughout the world.
Donovan is an active member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School Community. He also provides financial contributions towards St. Cecilia's annual golf tournament, Patrick Madrid Program, Casino Night, Forward in Remembrance Campaign, school auction, annual fund and Dad's softball tournament. Donovan financial contributes on an annual basis to the Memorial Hermann Medical Center and ASHRAE research, and donates to muscular dystrophy, cancer research and other pervasive developmental disorder charities. He is also very supportive of the Houston Based Parish School, whose mission is to identify, educate and empower children who have language and learning differences. In 2007-2009, he sponsored tuition-assistance scholarship funds for a Parish School student, in addition to staffing events and organizing the annual golf tournament
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