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Valentine joins Crystal Air

John Valentine who has recently joined Crystal Air Renewable Energy

John Valentine has joined Crystal Air to expand its heat pump division under the brand Crystal Air Renewable Energy. Building on the extensive experience of Crystal Air in the overall HVAC sector since 1997, Crystal Air Renewable Energy will focus on all things heat pump related with air to water and water to water technology. Crystal Air is no stranger to innovation in this sector, with its unique established thermal storage PCM offering.

Valentine previously worked as General Manager of the Daikin sales operation in Ireland, and has also worked in numerous property and construction-related businesses. Crystal Air Renewable Energy will service all sectors of the heat pump market, offering heat pumps from 2kw to 2mw, and 30ºC to 90ºC, for all applications. Crystal Air has been installing domestic heat pumps over the last 15 years and will continue to provide a professional service to this market.

On the commercial and industrial side, users with large hot water requirements can utilise heat pumps to generate clean, efficient hot water solutions. In some manufacturing processes opportunities exist to recover waste thermal energy using refrigerant technology and to transfer the heat to other areas where it is required. The company has experience with a number of bespoke projects in this area and has worked with clients to secure capital grants where available.

Service and maintenance will be an important part of the Crystal Air Renewable Energy business model. All qualified service engineers are F-Gas Level 1 certified and have been trained to the highest standards by the main manufacturers. This represents a knowledge base and pool of resources that can fully interrogate and repair all parts of a system.

Contact: John Valentine, Crystal Air Renewable Energy. Tel: 045-397218; Mobile: 087-2902120; email: jvalentine@crystalair.ie

Daikin appoints Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, Sales Manager, Air Conditioning & Applied Products, Daikin Ireland

Michael Sheehan, who needs no introduction to the building services sector in Ireland, has been appointed Sales Manager, Air Conditioning & Applied Products, for Daikin Ireland. Michael is qualified in electrical engineering with 35 years experience in the industry.

He spent the first seven years of his career in consultancy with J A Kenny & Partners, and then switched to sales and marketing, spending almost 27 years with one of the leading air conditioning and heating suppliers in the market.

Approximately 12 months ago he retired from his position to take time out and consider new challenges. Now he returns re-energised and eager to bring fresh ideas to the sector in his role with Daikin Ireland.

Contact: Michael Sheehan, Daikin Ireland. Tel: 01 – 642 3430; Mobile: 087 – 256 1691; email: sheehan.m@daikin.ie


John Valentine, Daikin Ireland with David Doherty, Chairman, CIBSE Ireland

John Valentine, Daikin Ireland with David Doherty, Chairman, CIBSE Ireland

In a change from the usual format, this year’s outing featured a shot gun start with 24 four-ball teams participating. All entered into the spirit of the occasion and arrived in excellent time for registration and collective tee-off at 12.30pm sharp. There was some slight drizzle early in the morning but, by the time the teams went out, it was dryand warm, with a notable wind that added another dimension to the “longest drive” competition.

Scoring was calculated under a Florida scramble in a bid to allow for fairer team results. This meant that the player whose shot was selected as best shot did not get to play the next shot. This also meant no delays on the course, the format working so well that after two hours of play the teams were exactly half way round. Four hours after tee off the first teams began appearing back.

With all the score cards returned by approximately 4.45pm, the golf committee undertook the difficult task of selecting the various category winners, while the golfers showered and adjourned to the bar for some post-golf banter and socialising.

Thanks to the shot gun format, virtually everyone who played remained on for the dinner and presentation of prizes with the meal being served at approximately 6pm and the presentation of prizes being completed by 7.15pm.

Individual prizes were presented for longest drive, nearest the pin and inside the pro, with team prizes going to third, second and first. The premier team award is the PJ Doyle Trophy, first presented in 1990 in memory of Patrick J Doyle following his premature death. PJ was widely known and respected throughout the industry, was CIBSE Chairman from 1988 to 1990, and a director at HA O’Neil