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Glass in the frame as next IoR president

UK: Kevin Glass, md of Bitzer UK, has been proposed by the executive council of the Institute of Refrigeration as its next president.

The IoR’s nominating committee, consisting of members of the current executive council and former presidents are said to have considered 15 potential candidates before deciding on Kevin Glass as a single candidate.

Kevin Glass has been with Bitzer UK for over 30 years, the last six as managing director. In the announcement to members, the IoR nomination committee said that it considered that Glass would “fulfil the role extremely well and has a long association with the IoR and high standing in the sector”.

Currently a member of the board of trustees and member of the IoR membership committee, Kevin has published a statement to introduce himself in support of this nomination here.

IoR members now have until 1 September to make their own nominations for the role. If additional candidates are nominated there will be an election by electronic ballot opening on 1 October. Further information can be found at

The new president-elect will be appointed on 2 November 2017 and will support the existing president, Steve Gill, until his term of office ends in November 2018.

Executive council nominees

The IoR is also calling for nominations to fill two vacancies on its board of trustees – the executive council – this year.  Trustees are responsible for setting strategic direction and making key decisions on future IoR activities. Council meetings take place three times a year for a half day each time. 

The closing date for nominations to these positions is noon on 1 August 2017. Further information here.

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