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CIBSE Ireland ‘Florida Scramble’ Success

Overall winners — Alan Hogan, Heat Merchants with Team Winthrop Engineering members Michael Murray, Donal Clavin, Barry Hennesy and Darren Kavanagh.

This year’s primary gold sponsor was Heat Merchants, with Wilo (longest drive) and Mitsubishi Electric (nearest the pin) the two silver sponsors, and a broad cross-section of the industry sponsoring all of the individual tee boxes.

The decision to have a holiday voucher to the value of €1000 for the hole-in-one competition made for great excitement as each of the 104 golfers on the day knew that one of them was going to go home very much in the holiday mood. As it happened, Brian Harrison was the lucky winner and Alan Hogan of Heat Merchants on hand to make the presentation during the after-golf meal.

Indeed, an additional benefit of the Florida Scramble format is that virtually everyone stays on for the meal and presentation of prizes so the atmosphere is electric right up to the departure of everyone at approximately 7pm.

Apart of their generous overall sponsorship, Heat Merchant’ prize selection was also excellent and went down very well with all the winners.

Given the beautiful weather and near-perfect condition of the course, scoring was high with Winthrop Engineering emerging triumphant to claim first prize and the much-coveted PJ Doyle Perpetual Trophy. Second was the Air Movement team with Unitherm coming in third.

Longest drive was won by Declan Sherlock of Team Air Movement while Mark Fallon of the Team Heat Merchants A  won nearest the pin.

All credit to the CIBSE Ireland team on the day for making it such a special occasion, and particularly Declan Kissane who handled the registration and scoring, and then acted as MC for the evening.

Adam Dent of the CIBSE Ireland Committee made the presentations as Chairman Paul Martin, who was present for most of the day, unfortunately could not make the presentations.

 

 

Hoctor Refrigeration celebrates 35th anniversary

Liam Hoctor, founder and Managing Director, Hoctor Refrigeration

Liam Hoctor, founder and Managing Director, Hoctor Refrigeration

As with all refrigeration apprentices at the time, he spent 12 months in Cork at the AnCO Training Centre, staying in digs in the city and getting paid £10 a week. The class of 1975 was a talented group with many now running their own businesses in the sector, just like Liam.

Liam more or less fell in to a career in refrigeration through family connections but, having done so, he found he enjoyed it immensely, was obviously good at it, and went on to take a leading role – in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric – in the introduction of modern-day air conditioning to the Irish marketplace.

On completing his 12-month stint in Cork Liam returned to Butler Refrigeration’s Thurles Branch and then subsequently moved to head up the company’s Limerick Branch. However, having gone straight from school to work, Liam had an urge to travel and so resigned his position, bought a Renault 6 for £100, and headed off across Europe. While the car died and was abandoned in Cologne, Liam went on to have a great many adventures travelling all over Europe.

He then considered going to America but, given the border stamps on his passport – including Turkey and Greece – the American authorities considered him a risk and so his visa was refused. So Liam returned to Ireland and considered his options, before setting up Hoctor Refrigeration. As with most similar operations he started out trading from home, specialising in refrigeration for local shops, small supermarkets, local factories, etc.

In the early 1980s the nature of the refrigeration market changed significantly with the more established companies gaining “preferred supplier status” with the larger companies, thus making it difficult for smaller operations to get work.

Coincidentally, air conditioning was coming more to the fore. Technological developments, coupled with a demand for greater comfort in offices and retail outlets, created a demand for competent installers. Mitsubishi Electric was at the vanguard of this development and, recognising that refrigeration specialists were the ideal partners, it set about appointing a nationwide dealer network. Hoctor Refrigeration was appointed to cover the Midlands.

Working closely together for the past 35 years, Hoctor Refrigeration and Mitsubishi Electric have grown and strengthened that partnership. In the early days in particular Mitsubishi provided the training and marketing support to help Hoctor Refrigeration develop the air conditioning side of the business, and that close working relationship continues to this day.

The marketplace of 2017 is unrecognisable when compared with that of 35 years ago when Liam Hoctor first set up in business. However, the fundamentals are still the same. Today’s Hoctor Refrigeration is as renowned as ever for the quality of the service it provides and the technical excellence of its engineers.

Congratulations to Liam and all the team at Hoctor Refrigeration.

Mitsubishi Electric appoints Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

Mitsubishi Electric Ireland has appointed Sean Campbell as Technical Pre-Sales Engineer for its Ecodan range of heating. Sean joined in April 2016 and has extensive experience in the industry, having spent 16 years working on project sales in heating and more recently in refrigeration and air conditioning. In his new role Sean will be responsible for developing customer support as Mitsubishi Electric strengthens its position in the heating market.

“Our Ecodan range of heat pumps are all A++ rated, meaning they are the best choice for meeting Part L compliance. Sean is enjoying the opportunities of supporting our customers as our heating division grows from strength to strength”, said Richard Sherlock, Field Sales Manager of the Air-Conditioning and Heating divisions for the Irish Branch.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric Ireland. Tel: 01– 419 8800; email: sales.info@meir.mee.com; www.mitsubishielectric.ie

CIBSE Ireland Annual Golf Outing

CIBSE Square logoThis year’s CIBSE Ireland annual golf outing will take place at Castlewarden Golf Club on Friday, 2 September 2016 with Mitsubishi Electric as the headline sponsor. Located at exit 6 off the N7, this is a new venue for the event and one that is readily accessible.

The shotgun start format introduced so successfully last year will be repeated so all participants will tee off together at 12noon on the day. They will then sit down to a meal and the presentation of prizes late afternoon with the proceedings concluding at approximately 5.30pm.

Today’s Castlewarden golf course bears little resemblance to the original design and now comprises a 6704 yards, par 72 golf course that is of Championship standard. The original course design in 1990 was the work of well-known professional and course designer Tommy Halpin with Bobby Browne and the late Tom Craddock responsible for various alterations and improvements over the years. In more recent years, the design services of Tommy Halpin were again enlisted for some improvement projects relating to modification of some greens, tee boxes and the re-alignment of fairways.

While Mitsubishi Electric is the headline sponsor, there are still other sponsorship opportunities such as Nearest the Pin and various hole sponsorships.

Log on to cibseireland.org for full details and to book your participation. It can all be done online so takes but a few minutes.

 

 

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

Mitsubishi Electric Appoints O’Neill

Daragh O’Neill as has been appointed Operations Manager for the air-conditioning and heating divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland.

Daragh O’Neill, newly-appointed Operations Manager for the air-conditioning and heating divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland.

Daragh O’Neill has been appointed Operations Manager for the Air-conditioning and Heating Divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland. Daragh has worked with Mitsubishi Electric for over 22 years and has held various positions throughout this time.

In 1993 he first assumed the role of Service Administrator but was quickly promoted to Internal Sales in 1995. By 1997 Daragh was appointed External Sales Manager for the Eastern Region.

Some of Daragh’s new responsibilities as Operations Manager include coordinating the internal sales team, pre-sales design and application support, logistics, marketing support, technical operations and post-sales support.

Daragh sees increasing the productivity and efficiency of the internal structure and organisation of Mitsubishi Electric as a basis for the future success and growth of the company. Commenting on his new role, Daragh says: “I look forward to the challenges this role presents and I am happy that the changes within the organisation mean I will take on more and more responsibilities”.

Mitsubishi Electric & Féile na nGael

Mitsi Celbridge imageFéile na nGael is the annual GAA tournament encompassing all 32 counties in Ireland and consisting of hurling, camogie and handball. This year it was held in Ulster over the weekend of 19 to 21 June with over 152 clubs and 3,000 players participating.

The young women of Celbridge Camogie represented County Kildare in the U14 camogie tournament and their participation was made easier with the support of Mitsubishi Electric ireland.

“Mitsubishi Electric recognises the role sport plays in the personal, social and cultural development of young people in communities. It helps teach people from a young age important skills such as team work and leadership, and we are proud to support the Celbridge girls in any way we can”, said Ciarán Moody, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Ireland.

For their part the girls did themselves, their club, Celbridge and Mitsubishi Electric proud by making it to the final. Unfortunately they were beaten but the tournament was still a very successful and enjoyable journey for all concerned.

Ciarán Moody to spearhead Mitsubishi Electric Investment

Ciarán Moody, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV, Ireland Branch

Mitsubishi Electric has re-affirmed its commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in its Irish operations. Spearheading this new development is Ciarán Moody, who takes up the post of General Manger for Ireland.

At a recent ceremony held to announce Ciarán’s appointment — and to mark the opening of the company’s new state-of-the-art customer training and technology facility at its Ballymount offices in Dublin —  Ciarán said: “Mitsubishi Electric has a strong heritage in Ireland going back over 30 years and this latest investment demonstrates Mitsubishi Electric’s confidence, not just in the Irish branch but also in Ireland’s economic recovery.”

Present for the ceremony were members of the Mitsubishi Electric Ireland team, along with senior executives from Mitsubishi Electric Europa BV. These included Mr Uruma, CEO and President, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV; Mr Furuta, President, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV UK & Ireland Branches; and Mr Hartmut Pütz, President, Factory Automation, Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV.

The investment in Ireland also represents a jobs boost with staff levels increasing in recent months across the two divisions of Mitsubishi Electric — Factory Automation, which offers a vast range of automation and processing technologies; and the Living Environmental Systems division, which offers heating, cooling and ventilation solutions. Both divisions are driving growth in the area of sales and marketing right across Ireland.