IRHACE announces new Council members

IRHACE Council Press Release


Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand (IRHACE) Incorporated, 9 July 2021.

IRHACE held its Annual General Meeting at the IRHACE Centre on Monday 5th July 2021. IRHACE proudly announces the Appointment of Mark Meyer to President of IRHACE for a two-year term.

Mark has been a Councillor on the IRHACE Council since 2016; President Elect in 2020; and is the NZ Sales Manager for Danfoss New Zealand. He has worked in the refrigeration industry since 1995 and holds a trade certificate in refrigeration engineering and has been an IRHACE member since 1997.

During the AGM, Mark thanked Ashwin Patel for his service as President 2019-2020 and Ashwin now moves to the Past President role on the IRHACE Council for a two-year term. He also mentioned the services of Barry Smith (co-opt), Dave Noyer and Tony King who retired during 2020-2021.

The AGM confirmed the appointment of three new Councillors and the new IRHACE Council comprises of:

·         Mark Meyer, President

·         Ashwin Patel, Past President

·         Paul Shaw, Councillor

·         Pat Kilduff, Councillor

·         Matt Birch, Councillor

·         Vikrant Bhatt, Councillor

IRHACE President Mark Meyer says, I would like to firstly thank Ashwin Patel for his contribution as President for the past two years. There have been many changes that IRHACE has had to make in recent times, but we are emerging to be in a strong position to continue our role which is to be the voice of our industry and to influence key decision makers. Our role now is even more important than ever, as the role out of low GWP refrigerants, training and licencing has and will impact everyone in our industry. I really look forward to working with the new and current councillors and others in our industry.

The Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand (IRHACE) was established in 1933 as Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. to advance the practice, education and technology of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) industry. Following the merger with New Zealand Heating and Ventilation Engineers Inc (1995-1989), we were incorporated on the 10th February 1989.