UK: Voting has now opened for the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration, pitting REFCOM head Graeme Fox against Mike Creamer of Business Edge.
The two well-known UK industry figures were nominated by the IoR board at the beginning of August. With no other competing candidates being nominated by the membership, voting is now open to decide which of the two candidates will fill the role of president-elect and take over from current president Kevin Glass in November 2020.
A former air conditioning and refrigeration contractor, Graeme Fox was elected to the IoR board of trustees last year. He has spent more than 15 years representing BESA at AREA – the European RAC contractors’ association – including four years as president from 2010 to 2014.
Mike Creamer is founder and MD of Hampshire-based Business Edge Ltd, a company formed in 1990, which provides technical consultancy, air conditioning/refrigeration training and certification. He is well-known for his Masterclass-Air Conditioning Technology Series of technical articles and has overseen thousands of engineers being trained and certified through his company.
IoR board nominations
Voting has also opened for the three nominations for the two vacancies on the IoR board of trustees. IoR members are able to choose between Lisa-Jayne Cook, a sales and applications engineer at J&E Hall who was recently named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering list; Juliet Loiselle, publisher of the trade magazine ACR Journal; and Damian Wiszniewski, business development manager at Samsung Climate Solutions UK.
Voting for all the vacant positions will close at noon on Wednesday October 30, with the results being announced at the IoR AGM on November 6.