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Industry mourns loss of Carrier’s Eric Prieur

ETHIOPIA: Eric Prieur, Carrier’s director of cold chain sustainability, has been named as a passenger on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 which crashed on March 10, killing all 157 people on board.

He was travelling to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi where he was due to make a presentation on behalf of the Food Cold Chain Council on food loss and waste.

A statement on the UTC website says: “Carrier joins the world in mourning the loss of those aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. We are deeply saddened to share that our colleague and friend, Eric Prieur, director of Carrier cold chain sustainability, was among those on board. In his role, Eric traveled the globe to identify and implement new solutions to reduce food waste and ensure more fresh food reached people around the world.”

Mourning his loss, the US Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute, said: “He had great energy and passion on the topic of sustainability and increased Carrier’s level of participation and leadership on a global scale. AHRI offers its deepest condolences to his colleagues, friends, and family.”

Prieur was appointed Cold Chain sustainability director at Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems in 2015. He previously spent eight years as UTC’s strategic planning & communication director.

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