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Ex-Arctic Circle staff form Vital Energi team

UK: Energy solutions provider Vital Energi has assembled a specialist team of former Arctic Circle employees to support the rapid growth of the heat pump market.

The 10-strong Heat Pump Solutions team is led by engineering director, Chris Green, and technical director, Patrick Knight. Both are former colleagues and employees at Arctic Circle which went into administration in February.

Chris Green had been with the former Hereford-based company for nearly 25 years, having joined as a technician apprentice in 1998. He had been Arctic Circle’s director of engineering for the last five years. Patrick Knight was formerly Arctic Circle’s technical director. He joined the company in 2009 progressing through a number of engineering roles with the company. 

The rest of the team includes former Arctic Circle employees Edita Szuketiova, Lawrence Rogers, James Oddie, Kyle Lancet, Liam Grice, James Hawley and Meg Bradley. Between them, the team boasts over 140 years of combined experience in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. The new team will enhance Vital Energi’s in-house expertise, enabling them to remain at the forefront of design, specification and implementation of energy solutions which include heat pumps.

In a press statement the company said: “Vital Energi have always believed in the importance of being a complete solution provider to clients by having the capability to deliver services, products and technologies that fully meet their needs, and have now invested in a new specialist team to support the rapid growth of the heat pump market.”

“The energy market is changing at pace, and through strengthening our in-house expertise, we’re demonstrating our market-leading capability and ensuring we can meet the needs of our customers in an agile manner,” explained Ashley Malin, Vital Energi’s MD (Solutions). “The addition of the new team not only enhances our heat pump capability, but ensures we have the right skills to create energy infrastructure for our future.”

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