UK: Roger Borer, former treasurer of the Institute of Refrigeration, has been named as this year’s winner of the Alan Moor Award.
The award, announced at last night’s ACR News Awards in front of 200 guests at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel, recognised Borer’s near 50 years in the refrigeration industry.
Joining Sainsbury’s in 1968, Borer went on to manage the retailer’s refrigeration requirements, real estate and wider facilities in a career spanning over 30 years. He took up the unpaid, honorary role of treasurer of the IoR in 2004, stepping down in 2017 to become executive officer of the Building Controls Industry Association, before finally retiring last year.
The Institute of Refrigeration was itself successful at the awards, winning Environmental Initiative of the Year for its Beyond Refrigeration project to lead users of cooling equipment towards net zero heating and cooling.
Other awards last night:
Mitsubishi Electric – online training
Trainee of the Year
Gemma Western, J&E Hall
Sam Mills, McFarlane Telfer
Aspen Pumps – AdvancedGel cleaning products
Commercial heat pump
Greencold and Advansor – CO2 chiller
Air Conditioning Project
Carrier – E. ON City of London district cooling scheme
Air Conditioning Ancillary Product
Fieldpiece Instruments – VPX7 vacuum pump
Air Conditioning Product
LG Electronics – Dual vane cassette
Refrigeration Ancillary Product
Bitzer – Bitzer Digital Network
TEV – A2LcellarMatch