Judges

Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth

SkillFRIDGE project manager/Lead judge

“This year’s judges all have their own particular areas of expertise which will really help our engineers excel. Not only that, the judges are examples of the multitude of career opportunities that are available in this industry which will help confirm to the apprentices that they made the right career choice.”

Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Product manager refrigerants, A-GAS

“My main drivers are to provide information for the industry regarding the uses of the alternative refrigerants currently available, along with developing the newer engineers in the industry.”

Derek Davies

Derek Davies

Technical consultant, EABS/IOM3 and associate consultant, BSI Standards ACP Program

“Changes in refrigerant gases and demands for higher competency levels in flame brazing to reduce leakage has identified the need to engage with more colleges and industry to raise standards. SkillFRIDGE provides the profile required to do just that.”

Keith Nicholls

Keith Nicholls

Trainer and consultant, KDSR Training

“Being a SkillFRIDGE judge has allowed me to give back to an industry that has been good to me. It’s a chance to help raise the skill levels in the industry, as well as bridge the gap between older engineers leaving and young ones coming in.”

Nathan Ormson

Nathan Ormson

Technician, Toshiba Air Conditioning

“The industry’s standard is rising all the time, so we need to make sure that the engineers of the future are aware of all expectations whilst learning in a healthy environment.”

Ian Lemmon

Ian Lemmon

Field technical support engineer/trainer, HRP Ltd

“I believe it is an excellent opportunity to recognise the skills, ingenuity and creativity of future engineers within our industry. To be able to encourage a new generation of experts and ensure the industry can continue to prosper.”

Jason Canning

Jason Canning

Managing director, NBC (Air Conditioning) Ltd

“SkillFRIDGE is an excellent opportunity to recognise the skills, ingenuity and creativity of future engineers within our industry. To be able to encourage a new generation of experts and ensure the industry can continue to prosper.”