Albion Water strengthens senior management team

Albion Water has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Luke de Vial as Managing Director.


The company, which enables developments by providing essential water services at a competitive price, has taken on the former Wessex Water employee who has worked in the water industry for more than 30 years.

Mr de Vial was one of the team involved in forming a joint venture between Albion Water and Wessex Water in October 2017. He started as a

hydrogeologist with Wessex Water where his career developed into water resources management, environmental strategy and more recently catchment management. His long industry

experience will provide added strength and expertise to an already

ater and wastewater

services provider

ujitsu Air Conditioning (UK) has made two new appointments to maintain growth and build its market share. John Thompson becomes Area Business Development Manager and Gary Stanley, Distribution Account Manager (North).

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highly experienced team at Albion Water.

Also joining the team as Technical Manager is Victoria Ashton who has an MSc in water resources technology and

management and is an active water industry professional with expertise in the areas of water resources planning, demand management, metering, water efficiency, conservation and optimisation.

Paul de Bruin becomes Chief Commercial Ocer at Spirotech


pirotech, the global expert in HVAC system protection and water conditioning, has appointed Paul de Bruin as Chief Commercial

Officer (CCO).

He will be based at Spirotech’s head office in the Netherlands and one of his main responsibilities as CCO will be to set market trends through a service-led approach that places customer feedback at the centre of its strategy. He will also be responsible for promoting the ongoing development of proven products in air and waste separation. Kevan Peaker, UK Business Unit Director at Spirotech said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Paul as CCO. With his wealth of experience in B2C and B2B, ranging from sales to upstream and downstream marketing and from brand management to service provision, we very much look forward to utilising his valuable expertise.”

Prior to his appointment, de Bruin was Commercial Director at the Vaillant Group and studied industrial design at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Reporting to Stuart Eagleton, Fujitsu National Account Manager, Thompson will be responsible for driving sales both in VRF and split systems, as well as raising awareness of the company with building services engineers throughout Scotland. He joins Fujitsu having worked in the air conditioning sector for more than 20 years.

Stanley will be reporting to the National Distribution Sales Manager, Nick Wilks. His role will involve building and maintaining customer relationships, promoting Fujitsu products and services, developing new business, and supporting distributors and staff. Stanley will oversee the North of England and some parts of Scotland. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he was in the Army for 32 years.

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Double appointment for Fujitsu Air Conditioning

Ditchfield takes on Poerton Specificaon Sales Director role

Specification at Potterton. Ditchfield has worked at Potterton for 13 years, latterly as Divisional Sales Manager for the northern specification team, a role in which he also managed relationships with procurement consortia. Previously, he worked for a national builders’ merchants and a large air source heat pump manufacturer. Ditchfield’s new role is the result of Bill Jones’ move into a newly created position as Business Development Director. Jones will be using his experience to take advantage of the


Government's intention to invest in Affordable Homes and Help to Buy schemes. “I believe that, despite the challenging marketplace, we are in a great shape,” says Ditchfield. “We have a fantastic portfolio of heating products, with LPG and

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Rainer GroßeKracht becomes Chairman of ASERCOM


ainer Große-Kracht was elected as chairman of the

board at the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM) AGM in January.

With a degree in

mechanical engineering, he has worked for more than two decades in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. As the Chief Technology Officer and a member of board at BITZER, the specialist in refrigeration compressors, he has now represented the company in the ASERCOM association for six years.

Kershaw Mechanical Services welcomes Operaons Director

ambridge-based building services firm, Kershaw Mechanical Services, has appointed Luke Ashton as Operations Director. He joins with nearly 30 years’ experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, project and contract management. His previous roles included Pre-construction Director and Senior Account Manager positions with two national contractors.


Working closely with Managing Director Gary Smith, and Sales and Estimating Director Ian Greenstock, Ashton will be responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and will call on his sound relationships with main contractors in order to look at future contract opportunities and encourage repeat business.

Commenting on his appointment Ashton said: “I’m delighted to be joining Kershaw Mechanical Services. The company is at an exciting stage in its growth, and I’m looking forward to helping drive its ongoing success.”


cott Ditchfield has been appointed Sales Director –

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electric heating in addition to natural gas, a team who understand the needs of specification clients, and we have a support team – including Baxi Customer Support, NewDesign, training, Baxi Genuine Parts, as well as our sister companies – enabling us to offer the complete package.”

Wavin appoints Mike Ward as Territory Director

systems, has appointed Mike Ward as Territory Director for the UK & Ireland. He will take responsibility for all Wavin’s businesses in the UK & Ireland.

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Große-Kracht follows on at ASERCOM from Stephane Nassau from Danfoss.

Leading the Commercial Operations, Ward will focus on adding value for Wavin’s customers and end users, as well as overseeing the next phase of the company’s growth and development of its Osma and Hep2O brands. Prior to joining Wavin, Ward was Managing Director UK & Ireland for Metsä Wood UK, a manufacturer of specialist building products and engineered wood solutions. Mike Shaw, Marketing Director for UK & Ireland at Wavin, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mike

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manufacturer of plastic piping

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to the Wavin team. Mike brings a wealth of

commercial and strategic leadership experience, which will be key in executing our business strategy.

“His broad skill base and challenging thinking will make him a real asset to our business.”


Area Sales Manager Wheeler recruited to Remeha sales team

ommercial heating manufacturer, Remeha, is

expanding its sales team with the appointment of Vic Wheeler as Area Sales Manager for the South West and South Wales region.

Wheeler brings a wealth of technical expertise and in- depth knowledge of Remeha products that will be invaluable in his new role. He is tasked with supporting new and existing customers alongside Remeha’s long-standing sales

representative John Kew. With over 10 years’ experience in the

commercial heating sector, Wheeler joins Remeha from Gregor Heating where he was Operations Manager, having previously worked at Mitton Mechanical Ltd. Commenting on his appointment, he said: “As an early pioneer of condensing boiler

technology, Remeha has a reputation for quality products, but the brand is about much more than that. I’m excited to join a team of

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like-minded people who focus on delivering the most appropriate, energy- efficient heating solution for each individual project.”


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