Two in running for IOR presidency

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Published: 05 August 2019


Head of REFCOM Graeme Fox and Mike Creamer of Business Edge are candidates to become the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration.

The IOR says its nominating committee considered 13 possible candidates before recommending the pair. Members can propose additional candidates for president-elect at any time up until noon on September 6.
Prior to taking up his current role, Graeme Fox spent 25 years as an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor. For more than 15 years he represented BESA at AREA – the European RAC contractors’ association - including four years as president. He is now acting as the EU partner developing global minimum competency criteria for RACHP technicians in Article 5 countries on a UNEP project entitled the Refrigerant Drivers’ Licence. He was elected to the IOR board last year.

Mike Creamer founded Hampshire-based consultancy, training and certification company Business Edge and has overseen the development of thousands of engineers in the industry. He is heavily involved in design and R&D and spends a signficant amount of time in the field, working on water chillers, refrigeration systems, process cooling, sea-going equipment and large cooling systems in nuclear power stations.

The role of the president-elect is to support the current IOR president, Kevin Glass, in his role as chairman of the IOR Board of Trustees until he stands down in November next year.

Three nominations have been received for the two board vacancies, Lisa-Jayne Cook, sales applications engineer at J&E Hall, Juliet Loiselle, publisher of the ACR Journal, and Damian Wiszniewski, business development manager at Samsung Climate Solutions.

Voting members will receive an email with their voting code and a link to a specialist voting website where the statements of all candidates standing for election will be shown. Voting for all positions will open on October 1 and close on October 30, with the results announced at the IOR annual meeting on November 6.

For more information and to learn more about the candidates, visit the IOR website.