UK: John Rands, a highly regarded engineer in the UK refrigeration and air conditioning Industry, passed away on the October 12, aged 82 years.
As many of his era did, he began his working life in National Service with the Army. He joined this industry in the mid fifties serving his time with Dicks of Winchester and Scott & Scott in Fareham and Bournemouth.
Moving on to Air Treatment as service manager he was soon recruited to establish an air conditioning, installation and distributorship for Haydon Group in Bournemouth where he established himself as a respected light in the sector.
In the mid 80’s he, in partnership, started ACV (Southern), finally ending his career with Cold Service Ltd in 2015.