UK: Dr Guy Hundy, a leading technical expert within the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector for over 50 years, died yesterday.
A fellow and former president of the Institute of Refrigeration, Hundy was instrumental in the development of scroll compressor technology and heat pump efficiency.
After studying mechanical engineering at Leeds University, he started his career in the refrigeration industry with J & E Hall in Dartford in 1975. Ten years later he joined Prestcold as chief engineer and in 1998 was appointed director, application engineering, Copeland Europe, based in Welkenraedt, Belgium.
He authored and co-authored papers and articles on compressors, applications and refrigerant changeover topics and in the latter part of his career edited the 5th edition of the comprehensive and highly respected Refrigeration and Air Conditioning textbook.
A chartered engineer, Dr Hundy was president of the Institute of Refrigeration from 2004-07. Within the Institute, he also played a key role in technical, papers and publications and conference committees. He was awarded the IoR Lightfoot Medal for best paper no less than five times. He was also active in the UK manufacturers group FETA, chairing technical committees.
A celebration of his life is planned to take place in the summer.