Graeme Fox has been elected as the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR).
He won a members’ vote from the institute's AGM last week, and will take over from current president Mike Creamer next year.
Fox, who is also currently the Building Engineering Services Association’s (BESA) head of technical, is a chartered engineer with over 30 years of experience in the sector. He ran an air conditioning contracting business for 25 years before joining BESA as head of technical at the UK’s main F-Gas register REFCOM in 2016. He became head of technical for the BESA Group last year.
He is a fellow of the IoR and was president of AREA, the European contractors’ body, from 2010 to 2014. He is also working with the United Nations to develop a ‘Refrigerant Drivers’ Licence’ scheme to help developing nations to establish safety and competency criteria for refrigerant handling.
“This is a major accolade and is further evidence of just how highly respected Graeme is among his peers,” said BESA chief executive David Frise. “He brings huge experience and practical expertise to the role so will be a great asset to the Institute.”
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