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Meet the three finalists for the 2015 HVACR Leader of the Year Award.

They are Scantec Refrigeration Technologies director, Stefan Jensen, Sustainable Buildings Research Centre director, Paul Cooper and Seeley International chair and managing director, Frank Seeley.

All three are deserving of this award and are long-standing veterans of the HVACR industry.

Stefan Jensen is a leader in the use of natural refrigerants and his technical knowledge and practical experience has led the industry by example. He has presented papers  internationally and shares his vast knowledge willingly.

Jensen's vision is for Australia to “lead the southern hemisphere in the use of natural refrigerants through  education, training, and the introduction of a graded licensing system.”

Professor Paul Cooper has spent the past 30 years teaching and undertaking research on improving energy efficiency in the built environment and industrial processes.

He is a true believer in the role of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) to address the challenges of making buildings sustainable. “We are pioneering new approaches to retrofitting techniques to create more effective places to live and work,” he said.

Cooper's research interests are ventilation, pollution control and energy conservation in buildings.

Frank Seeley is one of Australia's great manufacturing success stories. His business began in a garage in the early 1970s and today it employs 390 staff and exports heating and cooling products to more than 120 countries.

Innovation is central to everything they do at Seeley International which is why the company has created some of the most energy efficient products in the world. As the main sponsor for CCN's award program, Bitzer will present the award to winner of this category on Friday, August 14, 2015.

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