Dave-Petty-2UK: The industry has been saddened to learn of the passing of highly-respected, lifelong air conditioning man David Petty.

Northern sales director with air conditioning distributor Dysk until his retirement earlier this year, David had spent his entire career in air conditioning with the likes of Carrier, Pillinger Air, Daikin and, finally, Dysk who he joined in 2007.

Described by friends and colleagues as a very knowledgeable and sincere man of the ‘old school’ of air conditioning, David Petty was virtually born into air conditioning – his father being a very eminent HVAC engineer.

He had a vast range of knowledge and understanding in the control and operation of air, water and DX systems and, for many, was the ‘go-to’ man to solve air conditioning problems.

While his know-how and skills are considered near impossible to replace at an industry level, he was also highly respected on a personal level, described as an excellent friend, kind, honourable, straight as a die and thoroughly good company.

Saddened by the news of his death on Monday, Dysk md Andy Skelton said: “I had the privilege of having David work for my business from 2007 until he retired earlier this year and he was a thoroughly decent chap and a credit to the company and the industry. I shall miss him.”

The funeral will take place this Wednesday, December 23. All are welcome and anyone wishing to attend should contact Rowena at Dysk Air Conditioning: [email protected] or telephone 01582 463420.