For those who remember when David Tipler and I last worked together, congratulations! It was before we knew we had a hole in the ozone and apple was a fruit! A lot has changed in the industry over the years, but one thing remains the same and is more important now than ever – the need for effective, motivated individuals entering the industry. That’s why Oceanair is investing for the future and reuniting the Tiplers and Evansons again via the next generation, Charlie and Ben.
Charlie, our most recent new starter, strengthens our southern team in the specification sales area, focusing on Panasonic VRF. Charlie’s managed a variety of projects, both air-to-air and air-to-water and says he’s excited to take advantage of Panasonic’s range: “We offer a range of genuinely strong products. From market leading GHPs, to the highly efficient Aquarea Air-to-Water heat pumps. Not to mention the expanded VRF range. I’m also looking forward to learning new ways to achieve the best out of the equipment. Between Panasonic & Oceanair, I don’t believe that there’s a better place to do so”.
Working alongside Charlie at Oceanair, is my son Ben. After two years working across the UK for an energy consultancy, Ben joined Oceanair at the end of 2014. This new role allows Ben to apply his analytical skills and creative streak to our marketing, with a main focus being digital marketing. Ben describes his primary focus as “cutting through the guff that’s out there to give people useful, interesting content via our website, social channels and emails. I’m really excited by our output recently, such as the Burger & Lobster video1, our R22 tool2 that helps customers find R22 business and our insight pieces, including the ERP “Easy ErPeasy” Guide3. We’ve got a lot of exciting work going on, which makes my job easier!”
The world of heating and cooling that Charlie and Ben are making their way into is much changed from when David and I first worked together. The cassette was revolutionary and low ambient kits were an add on! Thankfully, after years of campaigning, manufacturers have finally accepted that it was possible for cooling to be needed in winter conditions and have built it in as standard. Since then, we’ve seen the introduction of VRF systems, high efficiency air-to-water heat pumps and a myriad of control solutions.
This year is already looking like a big year for Oceanair and its customers, and that’s why we’re investing in top quality personnel. Companies aren’t successful – people are! If you fill your company with great people, you will have a great company! So, here’s to 2016 and beyond.
Written by Tony Evanson, Managing Director, Oceanair UK
1. Watch Burger & Lobster Video Case Study: http://www.oceanairuk.com/news/111-burger-and-lobster-video
2. Visit the R22 Info-Suite: www.oceanairuk.com/support-services/r22-renewal/r22-installer
3. Read the ERP “Easy ErPeasy Guide”: www.oceanairuk.com/news/107-erp