Malco Announces Winners of New Product Ideas Contest

Malco Tools, one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of various high-quality tools for the HVAC trade, announced the winners of its New Product Ideas Contest today, which aimed to solicit ideas for new products from trade pros in the field.


Aurelio “Cheekz” Godina, left, and Randy Allender, right.

First place in the New Product Ideas Contest was awarded to Aurelio “Cheekz” Godina from Nebraska, who submitted an idea for a new duct notcher. “Malco’s tools have been a part of every stage of my career and life,” Godina says. “I am happy and thankful that there is a company like Malco that is changing the game with every new tool designed by their team.” As part of Godina’s prize, he joined Malco as a VIP guest at the 2024 AHR Expo in Chicago.

Additionally, Randy Allender of Massachusetts took home the second-place prize for his idea to add a light accessory for Malco’s popular TurboShear™ line. Allender is a Malco “super fan” and previously participated in Malco’s Head of the Class program, which recognizes outstanding students in HVAC programs around the U.S. Allender also advocates for the trades as an HVAC instructor at local trade schools and has chosen to further invest in the future of the industry using a portion of his prize winnings to purchase popular Malco tools for use in the classroom.

“We thank both Aurelio and Randy for entering our New Product Ideas Contest,” said Rebecca Talbot, Vice President of Marketing at Malco. “At Malco, we highly value feedback and always encourage input from the field for innovative new high-quality tools that bring value to hard-working trade pros.”

Malco encourages trade pros to submit feedback on existing products, as well as ideas for new product innovations, on its website at

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