UK: The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) has announced the promotion of eight members to Fellows for their leadership and contribution to the industry.
Their achievements include different areas of work including promoting skills, innovative research, technical development, innovation, safety and promoting of our sector to schools. The new intake brings the number of Fellows at the Institute to 170, out of a total membership of over 2,000.
The new IoR Fellows for 2021 are:
R&D manager at Kelvion, Atkins is a member of both the IoR technical committee and FETA technical management committee. Involved in heat exchanger standards developments, he has presented an IoR technical paper and various other technical articles and helped host a SIRACH research tour meeting.
Founder and director of Wave Refrigeration, Bailey is an enthusiast for the reduction of refrigerant leakage and served as a chair of the IoR Real Zero steering group. He has been instrumental in presenting several technical papers to the IoR and other UK and international conferences comparing refrigerant alternatives in the practical application of innovation in system design.
Dr Catarina Marques
A senior research fellow at London South Bank University, Marques has presented widely on technical topics to the IoR, IMechE and International Institute of Refrigeration. She also works to promote careers in RACHP through active contribution to the IIR Careers in Refrigeration group, IOR Women in RACHP Groups and talks at UK careers fairs.
Fiddler is a long term member of the IoR membership committee sharing his knowledge of the industry gained from his work in technical advice with Thermofrost Cryo. He also served for many years as secretary of the London Refrigeration Society.
Business development manager at Airmaster Air Conditioning, Fisher has been a member of the RACHPEngTech panel for six years, contributing his practical knowledge of air conditioning and efficiency to many bulletins produced. He is also a STEM Ambassador giving talks to careers fairs and schools where he shares his love of the RACHP industry.
A principal at FTG Refrigeration, Fitzmaurice has held various voluntary roles in the Irish Refrigeration Institute and is currently president. He is very active in the European Contractors Association AREA and a member of several CEN standards bodies.
Forsyth has been a vocal advocate of training for many years through his company Coriolis International, but is best known as the driving force behind the SkillFRIDGE practical skills competition. He is also training manager for Worldskills UK RACHP apprentices taking part in the World Skills Euro and international competitions and along with his consultancy work, supports other countries setting up their national competitions.
Design director at Space Engineering Services, Mapperley has encouraged training and apprenticeships through his employer and acted as a mentor to many new engineers. He supported the IoR engineering technician (Trailblazer) development and is part of the new IoR Design Engineer Standards group. He has recently taken on the role of chair of the IoR Apprenticeship Steering Group.
The criteria for Fellow includes a long term commitment to the IoR demonstrated by 10 years of membership, contribution to the IoR and industry beyond the individual’s day to day work and leadership in their field. The IOR Membership Committee considers Fellow nominations in February each year based on a detailed statement prepared by each member and letters of support from sponsors.