Michitsch – President
was born into the Marlande family as a son of one of the two original
mechanics of the company which was started in 1961. As a child
Al was taught early on by his father that attention to detail in every
job or task was “key” to being not only proficient but expert
in all phases of boiler room maintenance repair and care.
| Al began his
full time career in his chosen field in 1976 after it was apparent that
he was better suited to working with his hands as opposed to sitting
in a classroom. He started in Marlande Heating by performing all of
the manual tasks required of a boiler mechanic from cleaning boilers
to basic maintenance to the most complicated and sophisticated wiring
and repairs required of a top notch mechanic. For years he was the lead
mechanic in Marlandes staff and his duties included Department of Air
Resources compliance as well as trouble shooting the most sophisticated
problems. At the age of 25 Al received his “A” oil burning
equipment installers liscence while working under the supervision of
Harold Levy, the owner of Marlande Heating at that time. Al has seen
the industry change from the oldest oil burning technology to the newest
state of the art systems installed today.
When Al’s father retired in 1991 Al left the field work, which
he had enjoyed and excelled at for years, and joined the office staff
at Marlande heating. Al quickly brought his own expertise and perspective
to the office and implemented a new order to the manner in which Marlande
Heating approached service and installations. Under his tenure as service
manager Marlande Heating reached new heights in size and sales. In 1992
Al was offered an opportunity to join in the ownership of Marlande Heating
along with Bob Horstmann and Stanley Majkowski. He eagerly took advantage
of this opportunity. In 1997, upon the retirement of Harold Levy, Al
and his partners took over full ownership and responsiobility of the
As President of Marlande Heating Al oversees all aspects of the operation
of the company. He spends the majority of his time managing the never
ending problems with cash flow and operation fo a progressive growing
company. In the past several years Al has taken great pride in the addition
of his two sons, Rob & Dan to the Marlande family. The Michitsch
family now boasts three generations of employee’s at Marlande.
With his sons now involved in day to day operations Al looks forward
to a prosperous future filled with growth and solving challenges as
Frank Spadaccini – Service Manager
|Bob Horstmann – Vice President
was born in 1963 in NYC and is the son of one of the original mechanics
of Marlande Heating. Bob would routinely accompany his father as a child on service calls
and has seen the industry evolve from one of old rotary style oil burners
to today’s state of the art air atomizing oil technology.
attended Cornell University and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelors of
Science. He had worked at Marlande Heating during summers and winter
vacations during his high school/college career and never intended to
make this his profession. After his graduation he realized that his
interest in the heating industry was one that he wanted to pursue and
therefore returned to his “roots”
joined Marlande Heating full time in 1986. He quickly progressed to
become a well known and respected service technician with a good understanding
of not only burner operation but also to full system integration to
the building. He believes that it is imperative that all components
in the heating/domestic hot water production system work well together.
The net result should always be to produce a system that provides the
best most efficient operation while meeting the requirements of building.
In 1996 Bob, as well as Al Michitsch and Stan Majkowski had the opportunity
to become partners in the ownership of Marlande Heating. He willingly
took advantage of this opportunity. Over the next seven years he worked
along with Mr. Harold Levy, the principal owner, to maintain and improve
upon the services that Marlande Heating was able to provide. The staff
at Marlande Heating began to grow along with the ability of Marlande
to take on bigger and more advanced projects. Under Bob’s supervision
the installation design and installation of new complete boiler room
systems began to flourish. Bob’s reluctance to criticize the work
that others was doing without being able to provide a better project
was a driving force in this development. Bob believes in the use of
state of the art equipment that maximizes efficiency while still providing
a system that is user friendly and will serve the building for decades
when properly maintained.
Bob holds his “Class A Oil Burner Equipment Installers License”
from the NYC Department of Buildings and proudly will utilize his twenty
five years of experience to help his clients in solving any problem
in the boiler room.
was born in 1962 in NJ. He is similar to his office peers, Bob Horstmann
and Al Michitsch,as he is the son of a well respected boiler/burner
service technician. Growing up, Frank would periodically accompany his
father on service calls and in high school he would spend his summers
working with his father. In 1981 he joined the Navy and successfully
completed their Nuclear Power Program becoming a nuclear machinist mate.
He devoted 6 years on Submarines serving his country.
being Honorably Discharged in 1987, Frank pursued a career in the heating
industry. In a short period of time, he himself became a well respected
service technician. Five years after beginning his career in the heating
industry he obtained his Class “A” Oil Burner Equipment Installers
License” from the NYC Department of Buildings. As a burner service
mechanic, his knowledge in burner control systems and his superior troubleshooting
skills had made into a well sought commodity.
searching for the opportunity to work with a company on the cutting edge
of technology, Frank became a valuable member at Marlande Heating Corp.
He is responsible for the day to day operations of both the service department
and installations. Frank is also the Quality Control Manager for our boiler
welding repair program and played a vital role obtaining a New York State
Repair Certificate for Marlande Heating.
and his wife Joanne, reside in Norwood, NJ, where Frank serves as a member
of his churches Parish Council providing his mechanical expertise. He
is also has been chairperson for Camp Acorns annual golf outing for the
past 6 years. Camp Acorn is a camp for children and young adults with
varying disabilities, . Frank and Joanne are parents to 3 wonderful children
and is an avid golfer.