Meet Our Executive Team


Matt Howard


After graduating from NCSU with a mechanical engineering degree, Matt joined Trane as a commercial sales engineer.  In 2010, Matt left Trane and joined a large regional mechanical contracting firm, eventually earning the position of president.  While working with the mechanical firm, he attended Wake Forest University and earned his Master of Business Administration.  Matt joined the National HVAC team as the President in the fall of 2018.  He holds the following licenses: Professional Engineer, unlimited mechanical contractor and unlimited plumbing contractor. 


Joseph V. Aurillo, Jr.

Executive Vice President/COO

Joseph is a native of Southeastern PA and a graduate of Greenville Technical College, Greenville SC with a degree in Industrial Technology Major in Climate Control. In 1985, he was employed by Comfort, Inc. as an HVAC Service Technician and was quickly promoted to Service Manager within six months following his employment. Promoted to General Manager in 1994, he managed the National HVAC Service Seaford, Delaware Office followed by a promotion to Regional Vice President in 1999 with expanded oversight responsibilities for National HVAC Service Offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania. In 2004, Joseph was promoted to Executive Vice President/COO.


Jeff N. Goodman

General Manager - Arkansas

Jeff Goodman began his HVACR career in 1990 where he worked twelve years as a residential field technician. Following a period of time working as a manufacturing facilities electrician, he joined National HVAC Service - Little Rock Office in 2004 performing as a Commercial HVACR Service Technician. He was quickly promoted to the position of Service Manager in 2005 and again promoted to Operations Manager shortly thereafter. In 2012, Jeff was chosen to lead the National HVAC Service Arkansas Operations as General Manager with oversight responsibilities of Little Rock, Hope and Springdale.


Patrick J. Cunningham

General Manager - Wilmington, DE

Patrick is a native of Pennsylvania where he attended St. Joseph University for business. In 1973, he joined Kelly HVAC New Castle, Delaware where he developed a successful service organization as a Partner working in both sales and management. In 1999, he joined National HVAC Service as the General Manager of the Wilmington, DE Office and currently holds a Master HVACR License in five mid-Atlantic states as well as a Master Plumbing License in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Patrick’s many years of industry knowledge and experience continues to provide leadership and steady growth for National HVAC Service.



Thomas R. Yesilonis

General Manager - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Tom is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute. He joined National HVAC Service in November of 2000 as the Operations Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2001. From 1980 to 2000 he successfully owned and operated his own HVACR business. Tom’s many years of industry knowledge and experience continues to provide leadership and steady growth for National HVAC Service.


James A. Bryson

Operations Manager – Memphis, TN

James is a native of Northeast Mississippi and a graduate of Rust College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In 1985, he was employed by Roy May Heating & Air Conditioning for a period of 10 years. He attended William R. Moore School of Technology in 1991 where he received his Certification of Completion in Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. In 1995, he was employed by National HVAC Service as a Project Development Specialist followed by a promotion to Service Coordinator in 2004. James was promoted to Service Manager in 2006 and again promoted to Operations Manager in 2008.