23 June 2021
Linda McVittie of J&E Hall has been named in the Women in Engineering Society’s (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2021.
With a career in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industry that spans 39 years, Linda has been a strong advocate for diversity in the industry and a role model for female leadership.
Currently a sales manager for Scotland at J&E Hall, Linda has volunteered for IOR Scotland for many years and became a Fellow of the IOR in 2012. She has held many key positions with IOR Scotland, including becoming the first female chair. Linda has also been involved with the IOR’s Women in RACHP Network allowing her to share her story and help to spotlight the variety of careers available to women in the RACHP industry.
Linda said “I do feel honoured to be nominated. I hope it would be an indication to younger women in RACHP that refrigeration could be a job for life if you want it to be. Younger people can see I’ve been in the industry for so many years - you might move job but there are so many different paths you can take.”
The IOR will be hosting Cool Careers, an event focusing on careers and training, on June 24 to mark World Refrigeration Week. In addition the IOR’s Women in RACHP network has scheduled an event on how women engineers are inspiring the next generation on June. 23 Both events are free, and participants can register here.