UK: Malcolm Thomson has been elected president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2016/17.
Mr Thomson began his career in 1972 as a technician apprentice with Sadia Aerofreeze, studying at Willesden College of Technology. Following completion of his training, he installed and serviced supermarket display cabinets and cold rooms for BOC Linde – later joining Subcool, which specialised in commissioning large centrifugal and absorption chillers, where he rose to the position of director.
He became a director and co-owner of Halcyon Air in 1985 before, in 1999, founding Enigma Environmental Services, which provides a range of cooling and associated building engineering services, both in the UK and overseas. He is also co-owner of Kelvin Ross Engineering, which specialises in marine air conditioning.
A fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration and a director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board, Malcolm Thomson is a former chairman of the BESA South Midlands Regional Branch and vice chairman of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Group, and a member of the membership committee. He was elected vice president in July 2014, and president elect in July 2015.
Malcolm Thomson succeeded to the presidency of BESA at the association’s annual general meeting on July 7.
At the same meeting, Tim Hopkinson of Hargreaves Ductwork became president-elect, and Giuseppe Borgese of Bouygues E&S FM UK was elected vice-president. Jim Marner of Interserve Engineering Services will serve during 2016/17 as immediate past president