Roger Borer has 45 years’ experience working in refrigeration engineering, retail engineering services/construction project management and general business management. He is an experienced senior manager/director with an excellent track record for the successful delivery of large and complex business critical projects.
He has worked in both end user and contracting environments, including 31 years’ service with J Sainsbury plc. More recently he has operated his own management consultancy, Roger Borer Management Services where his activities as an independent business advisor and non-executive director have involved him with a variety of refrigeration contracting, design, manufacturing, project management and online business directory organisations.
Roger has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies and is a Fellow and Hon. Treasurer of the Institute of Refrigeration.
Barry Lyons started work as an apprentice refrigeration engineer in 1959 with York Shipley Limited, now JCI Limited, in London. Completing his apprenticeship and college in 1965 Barry then started travelling around the world working for York International commissioning and servicing large refrigeration and air conditioning projects some of the many countries he worked in include Norway, Zambia, Malta, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, USA, Barbados and travelled extensively around Africa. He became York International sales manager for English speaking Africa and visited Nigeria on numerous occasions. This period of his life spanned 27 plus years.
Barry then joined Stal Refrigeration working on large land based projects and marine installations, after five years
he joined GEA Grenco as a sales engineer becoming service manager and then sales director.
Ten years later he joined BOC Refrigerant Gases Ltd as Business Development Manager for seven years,
he then set up his own consultancy company Lyons ACR Limited, in January 2013. He has since this time undertaken a number of contracts overseeing the design and installation of projects for Cool Advice Limited, J & E Hall Limited.
Barry is a fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration; a board member of the British Refrigeration Association; the chairperson of the ACRIB Technical Committee, also a board member of ACRIB (Air Conditioning Refrigeration Industry Board), an ACRIB member of EPEE (European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) Steering Committee based in Brussels and a member of other industry based supervisory committees.
Winner of the ACR News, Alan Moore award for contributions to the ACR industry in 2011.
Graeme Fox has been a contractor for over 20 years running his own small family business specialising in building services: air conditioning, heat pumps and climate control. He joined the B&ES RACHP Group Executive Committee in 2000 and served as Chairman between 2005 and 2008. He has also served on B&ES Council since 2005.
He has represented UK contractors at AREA since 2004 and served as AREA Technical & Environment Committee chairman from 2006 until 2010 when he was elected AREA President, a position he filled until standing down in 2014.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration and a member of the ACRIB Technical & Safety Committee and F-Gas Implementation Group.
Dr Ed Hammond gained his Master of Mechanical Engineering at the University of bath and a PhD in Retail Display Refrigeration at the University of Bristol. He is a chartered engineer; member of the Institute of Refrigeration; junior member of the International Institute of Refrigeration and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Dr Ed’s academic prowess is backed by commercial experience in the refrigeration industry and practical mechanical engineering skills. He has been responsible for the development and enhancement of a number of energy efficient domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration products. As the driving force behind ECH Engineering, his roles include product development, testing, analysis and project management.
Martyn Cooper is currently Commercial Manager at FETA, having joined them in May 2015 after a 37 year long career in the chemical industry. Originally working for ICI within their plastics business, for the last 20 years Martyn was involved in the sales and marketing of refrigerants, initially with ICI KLEA and then its antecedents, Ineos Fluor and Mexichem Fluor. His final position was Regional Sales Manager for Northern Europe.
Martyn’s role now includes supporting various sections within several of the member associations of FETA; BRA, HPA and HEVAC. He has also been involved in the launch and promotion of the recent BRA Putting into Use Replacement Refrigerants (PURR) report. Future work will look at raising the profile of FETA and its member associations, highlighting the benefits of membership of a trade association.