Andy Parkes

Andy Parkes

UK: Airedale International has appointed Andy Parkes as area sales engineer for the West Midlands.

Andy Parkes, who joins the Leeds-based air conditioning manufacturer from Alfa Laval, replaces Terry Whitehouse who retires at the end of May.

Andy has an extensive background in cooling and air systems and controls, gained with some of the major names in the industry including York International, Johnson Controls, Weatherite and Eastwood Air Conditioning.

Cutting his teeth in production, he completed his apprenticeship in the drawing office before moving into application sales where he account-managed a large number of blue-chip accounts which included names such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and John Lewis. In 2003 he moved into field sales, building strong relationships with customers seeking comfort and industrial solutions.