UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has advised members of the recent death of its former commercial manager Bob Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, who retired in 2001, is reported to have passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on the Isle of Wight on July 31 at the age of 83.
In a career in the HVAC&R industry spanning 47 years, he spent 18 years as commercial manager of FETA in the 80s and 90s leading up to his retirement.
He started his career with a firm of M&E consulting engineers before working for contractors and manufacturers both in the UK and abroad including Trane, Luwa, Searle, and Temperature.
During his time with FETA, Bob Wilkinson was secretary of many HEVAC, BRA and BFCMA committees and will be best remembered for his light-hearted and cheery disposition.
He was also well thought of at EUROVENT where he was secretary of the marketing commission.