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IRI dinner, awards and expo success

Seamus Kerr pictured at the IRI Dinner and Awards night with Derek Byrne.

The venue was the Grand Hotel, Malahide. After the inaugural delegate registration and exposition, approximately 200 industry personnel, and their guests, enjoyed an excellent meal, the presentation of the awards, and music and dancing into the early hours. Details of the awards, winners and sponsors follow.

Apprentice of the Year Award                                                                                                This award is for apprentices who have excelled in their final SOLAS assessments in refrigeration and air conditioning and was sponsored by Solas. There were two presentations, covering 2017 and 2018. Michael Farrell, Anglo Irish Refrigeration received the 2017 award from Martin O’Brien of CIT while Jim Ffrench, DIT presented the 2018 award to John Levins, also of Anglo Irish Refrigeration.

Energy & Environmental Award                                                                                            This award is for companies who show a track record of reducing their environmental impact and gaining significant energy savings. It was sponsored by Danfoss with Stephen Molloy making the presentations. Results were as follows:

Highly Commended – Sirus Engineering Systems for the Mitsubishi Electric HVRF air conditioning system installed on a major project;

Winner – Daikin for its R32 Sky Air system.

Training Award                                                                                                                                                       This is for companies who have excelled in the provision of training for their staff and customers. It is sponsored by Carel Ireland and the presentations were made by Dave Killalea. Results were as follows.

Highly commended – Musgraves;

Winner – Anglo Irish Refrigeration.

Innovation Award                                                                                                                                                  This is for companies, or Individuals, who have contributed most to new technologies and ideas applied to the RAC and HV industry applications environment. It was sponsored by Daikin. Results were as follows.

Highly Commended – Crystal Air;

Winner – Higgins Refrigeration.

Contribution to Industry Award                                                                                                                        This is for individuals who have promoted and supported the RAC industry over a prolonged period of time. It was sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric and the winner was John Sampsom.

CIBSE Ireland crowns Daly ‘King of the Sandwich-makers’

A triumphant Fergus Daly shows just how much the coveted CIBSE Annual Lunch “King of the Sandwich-makers” title means to him.

Always competitive, Fergus Daly undertook the sandwich-making contest at the recent CIBSE Annual Lunch in Croke Park with his usual enthusiasm and left Eamon McGrattan trailing far behind in his wake. “Who cares if the trophy was an imitation Gold Sandwich made of two slices of stale bread sprayed with cheap gold paint and stuck to a paper plate“, said Fergus, “it’s all about the winning. I’ve won many trophies for a variety of sporting endeavours over the years but, to capture this coveted title in the holy ground of Croke Park is something I will cherish to my dying day.

”To be fair, Eamon was a worthy opponent but my sandwiching-making technique, honed over years and years of dedicated practice, is unique. I think the stack of beautifully-presented sandwiches you see before me on the competition podium speaks for itself.

”That said, I must acknowledge the contribution of my colleagues, and our guests, at the Mitsubishi Electric table. Their encouragement and support was phenomenal. Don Hoban was particularly supportive, especially when Pat Lehane unsportingly threw me a curve ball just minutes before I was called to compete. I’ve told the organisers I’ll not defend my title next year unless Lehane if barred from the competition area.

“But to finish on a high note … here’s to sandwich-makers everywhere”.

Fergus Daly joins Mitsubishi Electric

Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager for Eastern Region, Mitsubishi Electric

Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager for Eastern Region, Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Ireland has appointed Fergus Daly as Area Sales Manager for the Eastern Region. Fergus has extensive industry experience having worked in the industry for over 15 years with Crystal Air, Dean & Wood and Hitachi.

In his new role Fergus will be responsible for managing and developing Mitsubishi Electric’s customer base in the East of Ireland. His enthusiasm and knowledge of refrigeration and the market will bolster Mitsubishi Electric’s position as market leader.

“Fergus is well respected in the industry and his appointment further strengthens the team and our commitment to supporting our partners in the air-conditioning sector. These are exciting times in the industry and for Mitsubishi Electric”, said Richard Sherlock, Field Sales Manager of the Air-Conditioning and Heating Divisions for the Irish Branch.

email: sales.info@meir.mee.com; www.mitsubishielectric.ie

Hitachi Expands Technical Support

Robin Chandler, Applications & Technical Support Engineer, Hitachi Ireland

Robin Chandler, Applications & Technical Support Engineer, Hitachi Ireland

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has expanded its customer service support in Ireland with the appointment of Robin Chandler, a new applications and technical support engineer.

Robin joins Hitachi’s Dublin office from award-winning Irish contractor and long-standing Hitachi customer, Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, where he was Assistant Contracts Manager and Senior Estimator.

As well as a sound knowledge of Hitachi’s products, installation and applications, Robin has 10 years of design experience within the building industry having worked as a senior draughtsman with a number of professional building services companies.

“I am really looking forward to providing invaluable support to Hitachi’s installer network here in Ireland” commented Robin. ”It’s a fantastic opportunity to expand my Hitachi product knowledge further while working alongside a very professional and customer service-oriented team.”

Fergus Daly, Hitachi Area Sales Manager for Ireland, told Building Services News: ”Joining us from a well-respected air conditioning installer, with a solid building industry background and a keen eye for detail, Robin brings a new perspective to our applications and technical support services.”

Hitachi offers advice and technical support via Skype and Facetime, as well as its technical helpdesk. To find out more visit hitachiaircon.com/argws/en/helpingyou

Hitachi Moves to News Premises

Fergus Daly, Hitachi Area Sales Manager Ireland pictured at the company’s new offices with David Oldroyd, President and Managing Director of Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe.

Due to continued growth and expansion Hitachi Air Conditioning Ireland has moved to new premises located at Unit 9, Bluebell Business Park, Dublin 12. In addition to larger office accommodation, the purpose-designed unit also incorporates a tailor-made training facility to house the Hitachi Ireland Training Aircademy.

This is a very important element of the support service provided by Hitachi and means that installers and dealers can benefit from a whole programme of training courses and seminars. They will run continuously throughout the year, while dedicated modules on specific products and systems will be available on request.

“We’re very excited about the move”, says Area Sales Manager Fergus Daly, “and especially so as it particularly reflects the steady growth in business over the last six months; we needed these additional facilities to accommodate this growth, and to provide the platform for continued expansion into next year.

“To this end we will continue to maintain a strong marketing presence in traditional media but will supplement that with increased activity on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and by offering various apps.

Contact: Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager, Hitachi Ireland. Tel: 01 – 216 4406;                                                email: fergus.daly@hitachi-eu.com