BELGIUM: European air conditioning and refrigeration component manufacturers’ group ASERCOM, has announced that its former long-time president, Jochen Winkler, passed away in June, shortly before his 89th birthday.
Winkler was a driving force behind the establishment of ASERCOM in 1992 as the Association of European Compressor Manufacturers. In his three years as a board member and 17 years as an independent president, he developed ASERCOM into a strong voice of the European and worldwide refrigeration and air conditioning Industry.
He initiated the successful certification programmes for compressors and condensing units, and succeeded in positioning the association as a strong partner in standardisation work, including bringing the international standard bodies from the USA and China together to jointly establish new product standards.
During his professional career as senior vice president at DWM Copeland, Jochen Winkler was committed to his customers throughout Europe and to cross-company cooperations in standardisation, certification and international cooperation.
He retired in 2013.
In a statement, ASERCOM said: “We are sad to lose a great personality and an esteemed advisor with his passing.”