UK: Air conditioning manufacturer Airedale has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Patrick Cotton as customer services manager.

The appointment follows the recent promotion of Adam Yarrington, the previous holder of the post, to product development director.

Patrick (right) joined Airedale in 2009 as a design engineer in the product development department after graduating from Leeds University with first class honours in mechanical engineering. He was appointed research team leader in 2014 where he was dedicated to investigating new technologies and determining their potential for application in Airedale’s product ranges.   

In his new role, Patrick’s remit includes responsibility for the applications engineering, contracts, sales order processing, project engineering and drawing office teams. He will also head up the design of customised units for complex projects.