The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) announced that it has a new President, John Smith, Group Technical Director at Beijer Ref UK & Ireland.
John takes over from Mike Lawrence who has been in the role since 2014. Mike, like many others in similar roles in trade associations, volunteered for the position with the support of their businesses. Mike has given years of service to the BRA, and handed over at a recent FETA meeting in Marlow.
John Smith is well known within the industry and has worked in refrigeration for over 30 years. In his career, he has been in technical sales roles, and has been active within the BRA. He is the current chairman of the Equipment and Components section, and has been the BRA Vice President since 2015.
“I would like to pay tribute to the sterling work Mike has done for the BRA in his time as President, and I look forward to taking on the role in what will be challenging times for our industry.”