Stephen A. O’Donnell
As President and CEO of the Padgett Group, Mr. O’Donnell has molded the privately owned company into a comprehensive HVAC technical services provider that has been loyally supporting businesses in the state Georgia for over thirty years.
Throughout his career, Mr. O’Donnell placed high emphasis on customer service and support. He also has an exceptional track record of success in the development, training and implementation of sales and technical service programs dedicated growing and retaining the HVAC and mechanical services customer base.
Mr. O’Donnell’s life long commitment to excellence began when he served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1988. After graduating from Armor Officer School at Fort Knox Kentucky, he became Armor Platoon Leader responsible for the combat readiness of 14 tanks and 63 soldiers. In 1990, he was re-called to active duty where he served as a Company Commander during Operation Desert Storm. While on active duty, he was the recipient of several awards; including the Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation, Southwest Asia Service Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal.
In 1988, Mr. O’Donnell began his HVAC service career as a Service Sales Representative at Honeywell, Inc., While there, he was responsible for service agreement sales and building of long-term client relationships in the Tampa, Florida market.
From 1990 Mr. O’Donnell became the Vice President of Marketing for The LINC Corporation, a premier HVAC service franchising company. There he oversaw franchise network training, coaching and mentoring of more than 125 franchise locations. Mr. O’Donnell also developed and implemented The LINC Selling System for service sales professionals worldwide.
In 1993, while at Tolin Mechanical Systems (now Service Logic, Inc.), Mr. O’Donnell successfully helped the company grow from $8mm to $250m annually. During his time there, Mr. O’Donnell rose from General Manager of Facility Services to President/CEO in 2007, where he held that position until his departure in 2012.