With online voting now open and no other nominations received, members are given a straight choice between the two council-nominated candidates.
Bob Arthur was best known as refrigeration manager at Marks & Spencer until his retirement in 2012. He now works as an independent consultant for a number of companies focusing on the retail refrigeration sector.
Multi-award-winning consultant Steve Gill has worked for a number of industrial refrigeration contractors including STAL, GEA Grenco, Hussmann, Morris and Young, Johnson Controls and Star before working as a consultant specialising in energy efficiency of refrigeration systems.
The successful candidate will serve as president-elect prior to taking over from current president Graeme Maidment in 2016.
Only fellows and member grades of the Institute can vote in the election and all eligible members should receive a personal voting code, either via email or letter.
Voting will be open until noon on February 27, 2015. Any member who does not receive either an email or letter by February 1 should contact Electoral Reform Services on 020 8365 8909.
With only two candidates nominated for the two executive council vacancies, Kevin Glass, md of Bitzer UK, and Chris Vallis of AB Group have been automatically elected.
A fellow of the Institute, Kevin Glass joined the industry in the early 1980s and has worked for Bitzer since 1993. He was appointed md in 2011. He has worked with the BRA on the E&C section and has participated in a number of working groups relating to subjects such as the PED and F-gas.
Chris Vallis has 11 years experience with Denman, Auxilia, Ryan Jayberg and, now, AB. Chris is the man behind the Youth Engagement initiative Cool Science. With support from the IoR, BRA and key industry businesses, Cool Science will be delivered at the NEC in March 2015 as part of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the UK’s largest youth event.