UK: Jim Whelan, former md of Carrier HVACR UK and Ireland, is now leading Viessmann’s revitalised refrigeration business across Europe and the Middle East.
Appointed in May, Jim Whelan’s role as director of international business of its refrigeration systems division, sees him with responsibility for the UK, Denmark, Russia, Poland, the Baltics, central east Europe and the Middle East.
In 2012, the German boiler manufacturer Viessmann reunited the 100-year-old family business when it re-purchased its former refrigeration division Viessmann Kaltechnik, the two companies having split in 1992.
Completing the reunification, Viessmann’s Refrigeration Systems division is moving from its current address in Hall Green, Birmingham, to join Viessmann’s main UK head office in Telford.
Commenting on his appointment, Jim Whelan, who is based in the UK, said, “Our relaunched refrigeration systems division sits comfortably alongside the already well-established heating systems and industrial systems divisions and provides a platform for an improved customer offer and service, overall market growth and greater efficiency.”
Last year’s acquisition of the Finnish Norpe Group has provided Viessmann with a significant step towards becoming a full-service provider for cooling technology. Viessmann’s enlarged product range includes refrigeration cabinets, lamellas and power packs for the food retail industry, as well as various cold storage solutions.
This provides the food manufacturing, retail and food service industries with a significant source of cooling products for both front and back of house operations, and a single point of contact for sales, product specification and after-sales support.