UK: Richard Alger, MD of Fermod, and one of the most influential figures in the UK air conditioning and refrigeration industry, has died. He was 78.
Richard had a long and distinguished career that began with him working for his family business before moving on to Frigidaire, HRP and Harp Refrigerants.
He was a past president of the British Refrigeration Association and past chairman of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB). He also worked on the Environmental and Energy Committee.
A statement from Fermod said: “Richard was a real gentleman who was well known and liked within our industry. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.”
Describing him as “a towering presence in our industry, full of fun and banter”, John Ellis of Ellis Training Works commented: “Without him Ellis Training would probably not exist, he was our first client and highly supportive in our early years almost 30 years ago.”