Temperzone Australia managing director, Alan Channels, has officially retired from his position after 38 years of service.
He officially retired on January 31, 2020, but will continue to work with Temperzone Australia Pty Ltd as a non-executive director.
Channels is a HVAC industry veteran and has been heavily involved with industry groups such as the Air conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers of Australia (AREMA) supporting local manufacturing.
He is well known as a charismatic and lively figure who has always been held in high regard. Temperzone issued a statement wishing Channels all the best for a long, relaxing, well-earned retirement.
Channels has been replaced by another well known industry figure, Robert Beggs, who was previously the general manager of Temperzone Australia.
Beggs held that position for several years before being appointed to the role of managing director at Temperzone Australia.
Throughout his long career in the HVACR industry he has been involved in standards development as well as industry associations such as AREMA, CESA, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia, Refrigerants Australia and others.
Beggs is also chair of several Standards Australia committees and represents Australia on the global stage most recently at international standards meetings in Copenhagen in July and Shanghai in October, 2019.
“We are proud Rob has received recognition for the many years of representing the industry, especially manufacturers,” Channels said.
“He has also played a pivotal role representing our interests with government and internationally.”
Channels said Beggs is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a reputation for always being fair and balanced in his work on behalf of industry.
Temperzone Group governing director and CEO, Les Kendall, agreed Beggs has a thorough understanding of regulation which is recognised internationally.
He said the company is committed to supporting his involvement in representing industry both here and overseas.