John-Hackett

John Hackett: covering Scotland

UK: As part of its growth plans for 2015, Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has appointed two new area sales managers.

Based in West Scotland and covering the whole Scottish region, John Hackett has enjoyed a long career in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry; starting as an apprentice aged 16, John progressed through a variety of roles from service and installation, sales engineering and project management through to business development and sales.

Taking over the North East region from Steve Robinson (now UK business development manager) is Stephen Humble. Like John, Stephen comes from a technical background having worked previously as hvac Installation and service engineer and, most recently, hvac commissioning engineer with SJA Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in Newcastle.

“It’s a very exciting time for Hitachi as an air conditioning brand. These new appointments, along with the recent addition of Alastair Kay to the Heating sales team, mean we are well placed to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead,” commented UK & Ireland manager Martin Richards.