LG adds to heating team


16 January 2020
Andy Hooper and Alastair Kay of LG Andy Hooper and Alastair Kay of LG

LG has made two key appointments as it aims to strengthen its position in the air to water heat pump sector.

Andrew Hooper has joined as UK & Ireland Heating Manager and Alastair Kay as Heating Technical Manager. They will be responsible for the promotion and sales of the Therma V range of air to water heat pumps that includes the new R32 Therma V Units - the recently launched Therma V monoblocs and split systems - along with high temperature splits.

Andy Hooper joined LG from Hitachi Europe, where he was most recently UK & Ireland Heating Manager. Prior to this he led the sales team at Atass Energy responsible for promoting the installation of solar PV systems, ground and air source heat pumps. 

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Alastair Kay began his heating career with Worcester Bosch before moving into training. He later joined Andy Hooper at Hitachi, working on sales, training, technical help and troubleshooting.

“These are important appointments for us at this critical time as we expand our capabilities in the air to water heat pump sector,” said LG’s General Manager for Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions in the UK, Hugo Lambourn.

“The growth in interest and expansion of  the Therma V range is putting LG in a strong position as we look to see an eruption of air source heat pumps replacing fossil fuel heating systems across the UK and Ireland in the next five or six years. Whilst there are discussions about a range of potential technologies, the reality is that we have a tried and tested and very efficient option in air source heat pumps, a technology that is already well advanced and accepted across much of northern Europe and Scandinavia and across North America – it seems strange that we are looking for new technologies that are not currently feasible when we already have this excellent technology ready and willing to fill the gaps as the ‘boiler culture’ we have in the UK and Ireland begins to fall away.”