Terry-SewardUK: FETA is looking for a new commercial manager following the announcement of the retirement of Terry Seward.

Terry retires at the end of May after 14 years managing the Heat Pump Association and several other groups across FETA. He was also responsible for improving channels of communication internally to members, and externally to the many organisations, institutions, trade bodies and government departments relevant to the work of FETA.

He began his 46-year industry career by chance. Leaving school at 16, he went looking for a job in the accounts department at Temperature – the UK’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and one of the major employers at the time on his native Isle of Wight. There were no vacancies in accounts but he was instead offered a job as junior draughtsman. And there he stayed for 30 years, progressing to head of engineering – a role he held up until the company went into administration in 1999.

He subsequently spent 15 months with heat pump manufacturer Calorex before taking over from the retiring Bob Wilkinson at FETA.

Another retiree in May is the “voice” of FETA, receptionist Rosie Pearce. After 22 years with the Association, Rosie is finally unplugging her headset and giving up her administrative duties for a life of leisure.