Barraclough is Advanced sales director
John has a background in electronics engineering with a number of leading names including Rotork Controls and Emerson Process Management. More recently he spent 10 years with valve actuation company Flowserve, where he was responsible for an international sales and support team across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Announcing his appointment, chairman of Advanced Barry Lea explains: “John joins us at a pivotal time as we seek to expand upon our success in the UK and Europe by developing our sales and distribution network across the globe. He has extensive experience in defining the regional sales strategy necessary to drive increased sales in international markets.”
John Barraclough succeeds Bradley Bray who left Advanced Engineering at the end of August to form his own specialist refrigeration and air conditioning cleaning business.
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UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.