Integral strengthens in the South West
UK: Integral has strengthened its industrial refrigeration and HVAC presence in the South West with two new appointments.
Joining the Integral team are Lee Kinsey as SW regional supervisor and Kane Smout as an engineer operating in the north of the region.
Lee was previously service manager at Leominster-based I-I-Ice Refrigeration. Kane, who also has previous experience with I-I-Ice Refrigeration as well as Arctic Circle, joins Integral from J&E Hall.
Regional service manager Dave McDonald, who leads the South West team, said: “The speed of development in the region has been surprising, therefore strengthening our existing management and engineering capability – which now ranges from Devon and Cornwall up into the Midlands is essential to ensure the continued success of the region.”
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