Two industry experts who spread the word about the importance of indoor air quality across the airwaves have been inducted into the Indoor Air Quality Association's Hall of Fame.
Joe “Radio Joe” Hughes and Cliff “the Z-man” Zlotnik, co-hosts of IAQ Radio, were recognized at IAQA’s 19th Annual Meeting, held Jan. 24-27 in Orlando, Fla.
“The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the science and public recognition of the field of indoor air quality,” said Don Weekes, IAQA's immediate past president. “I am pleased to announce the induction of Joe and Cliff to our Hall of Fame, bringing the total of inductees to 10 members.”
Hughes is a longtime member of IAQA and a past member and former vice president on IAQA’s Board of Directors. With more than 30 years of experience as an environmental health and safety consultant and educator, he brings a real world perspective to his courses and presentations. He currently serves as a member of the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Board of Directors.
Hughes is the president of IAQ Training Institute, LLC (IAQTI). He also is co-host IAQ Radio, a weekly interactive pod-cast on IAQ, disaster restoration and building science issues.  Produced by IAQTI since 2006, the program can be found at
Also inducted was his radio co-host Zlotnik, who writes a blog with highlights from each episode on IAQ Radio. He has worked in the field of disaster restoration and insurance repair for over 40 years, recognizing the many inherent challenges in the field. He has worked on thousands of projects from small apartments to high rise buildings, institutions and factories. His client list includes: royalty, celebrities and work in Kuwait following Operation Desert Storm. He founded Unsmoke and Microban Systems.
Congrats, Joe & Cliff!