ACR Journal

CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 39 CHANGING FACES ANDREW INGRAM, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TG LYNES Andrew Ingram has been announced as the new managing director of Enfield- based heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes. He replaces Martin Hastings, who becomes CEO at Leyland SDM, which is also part of the Grafton Group. Ingram has been with the business for almost 20 years, having started out as transport manager before progressing to general manager. He said: “Becoming MD of TG Lynes has been a goal of mine in recent years so I am delighted that the board agreed with my ideas and has given me the opportunity to carry on Martin’s fantastic work. The business is in a strong position and has enjoyed seven years of year-on-year growth – but we still have big plans and goals for the years ahead.’’ He added that the business would continue with its promise to support the local community in Enfield. Last year TG Lynes launched its inaugural Helping Hands campaign which sawmore than £15,000 of product and labour awarded to three good causes in its vicinity. CHANGES TO BCIA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has welcomed Jen Vickers, Ron Purcell and Jason Harper to its management committee, while thanking Richard Meacham and Simon Ward who have left after serving their three year tenure. The BCIA also welcomed back RobWood as chair of the skills working group and thanked Wendy Belfield for covering the role on an interim basis for the past fewmonths. Jen Vickers is document engineer for Crown House Technologies, part of Laing O’Rourke, and oversaw the launch of the BCIA Young Engineers Network in April 2022. Ron Purcell is an experienced controls and BMS engineer and advocate for smart buildings and controls with 40 years’ industry experience. He is an active member of CIBSE. Jason Harper has been involved in the BMS industry since leaving school. He started as an apprentice for Energy Saving Systems and went on to work for a number of companies before becoming managing director of Integrated BMS Ltd in 1997. BCIA president Graeme Rees said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Jen, Ron and Jason on to the BCIAmanagement committee. The experience and knowledge gained from their respective careers will make each of them a valuable addition to the team and I look forward to working with them.” RICHARD SHERLOCK, EUROPEAN A2W & HEAT PUMP PRODUCT LEADER, HAIER Haier has appointed Richard Sherlock as European air-to-water and heat pump product leader. Formerly employed by Mitsubishi Electric and Daikin, he has extensive experience in the heating and cooling sector and the past 15 years have been devoted to the heat pump market. He said: “I aim to put this knowledge and understanding to good use in a hands-on capacity on behalf of Haier across Europe. I have no doubt that these are exciting times for Haier HVAC and there are some big announcements to come. “The company will be rolling out new and innovative products in the months ahead. With energy saving firmly in the mindset of installers and end users this is set to be a busy year.” Haier European HVAC general manager Bob Cowlard added: ‘’It is no secret that the A2Wmarket is booming, mainly as it is viewed as a key element to the successful move to a carbon neutral future for domestic heating. The UKmarket is still in the early days of development with usage being driven by legislation rather than real customer demand. “It is also under pressure from a lack of correct applications and naysayers who question if it can deliver what is really needed. Haier knows that the products can but they should be developed for the market and then correctly applied and installed. For this reason, Richard’s role is not only to lead the development of a product focused upon UK needs but also the full support package – training, application, after sales service and app development.’’ SARAH DIXON, ENTERPRISE SALES DIRECTOR, JOHNSON CONTROLS Johnson Controls has promoted Sarah Dixon to enterprise sales director, UK&I. She was previously general manager, fire suppression at Johnson Controls. Richard Lek, VP and GM, building technologies and solutions, UK&I at Johnson Controls, said: “I am thrilled to announce Sarah’s new role in the business. Having been with Johnson Controls for two years now, Sarah has shown herself to be a proven leader in fire suppression, applying her experience and insights to some of the most complex fire suppression challenges. She is an asset to the team and I am excited to see her thrive in our enterprise sales function." Sarah Dixon said: “I’m honoured to have progressed in my role at Johnson Controls and am eager to work among some of the best in the business. I look forward to drawing on my experience to help drive Johnson Controls toward continued industry leadership and global success.” Jason Harper Jen Vickers Ron Purcell

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