Congratulations Alan Channells
Alan Channells, former Managing Director of Temperzone Australia Pty Ltd, was recently inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame. Everyone who has been inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame have made substantial and significant contributions to the advancement of the HVAC&R industry. Induction represents the industry’s recognition of Alan’s exceptional service, involvement and dedication.
Alan was nominated by AREMA (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association of Australia) after spending nearly 50 years in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. He began his career as a Qantas Ground Engineer in 1967 before becoming a product/design engineer at Repco-Bohn. He then worked his way up to applications/engineering manager, and also spent time instructing new members of the trade as a part-time lecturer for the Refrigeration Mechanics Trades Course.
In 1981, Alan became Temperzone Australia’s Managing Director a role he served in until he retired in 2020. He oversaw the expansion and development of Temperzone throughout Australia including the Sydney-based manufacturing facility. Amongst many other achievements he received the H.E. Terry Memorial Prize, has been an AIRAH member since 1976 and was a member of the Air-Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration Advisory Committee to the Federal Government. Alan was also integral in the development of AREMA, was an active member from 1985 to 2020 and served as both President and Treasurer.
With the difficulty of presenting our products at exhibitions due to Covid-19, and concern over cancellations and attendance rates, Temperzone has sought an alternative method of delivery.
We worked closely with various developers considering options on how to best deliver a virtual exhibition that is engaging and provides a platform for future possibilities and events.
The Temperzone stand at the recently held Facilities Integrate show in Auckland was themed “A Low Carbon Future with HVAC in Buildings”. As one of the first companies to design and produce commercial HVAC systems incorporating R32 refrigerant, this was a key message about Temperzone's transition to R32 refrigerant.
Temperzone Australia General Manager, Robert Beggs recently won the CCN HVAC&R Leader of the Year Award. The HVAC&R Leadership Awards recognise the visionaries and innovators in our industry, people who are not only propelling the HVACR industry into the future, but designing what that future will look like.
Temperzone’s OPA2100 ECO ULTRA has been awarded the CIBSE Highly Commended award for the Product or Innovation of the Year - Thermal Comfort category. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. The awards are open to organisations, both in the UK and internationally
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