Howard Noble joins Beijer Ref
UK: Howard Noble, former md of recently closed Reflok Europe, has joined Beijer Ref UK as director of innovation.
According to Beijer Ref, Howard Noble will be an addition to the existing management team and will be taking the business into some new key areas.
“Howard is someone we have been keen to get on board for many years and I am delighted that he has joined us at a time of further expansion,” commented md John Billson.
In a refrigeration and air conditioning career spanning more than 35 years, Noble can call on previous wholesale distribution experience from 11 years spent with NRS (now Climate Center) and, more recently, three years with FSW as sales director. He also spent six years as sales director at innovative UK refrigeration manufacturer Arctic Circle.
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