Events


* Speakers list is subject to change (latest update: 12 March 2019)

Mike Baker



Managing Director, Baker Refrigeration

Mike Baker is a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer who spent his first 15 years working in Western Australian thermal power stations. 

He moved into the family business, Baker Refrigeration in 2005, and has progressed from Project Engineer to the Managing Director. The business has expanded rapidly, with the fourth generation company now having offices in every mainland Australian state. 

He has been involved in the implementation of both cascade CO2 and transcritical CO2 technology to independent and major supermarket chains in Australia and Mike hopes to see the continued roll-out of this new and exciting technology into the future.

Nis Jensen



Project Engineer & Manager, Scantec

Nis is a Project Engineer and Project Manager with Scantec Refrigeration Technologies Pty. Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia. He has been responsible for the design and delivery of the majority of the fourteen low charge ammonia refrigeration systems installed by Scantec over the last five years. The most recent project was handed over in January 2018. With a total refrigeration capacity of 1100 kW servicing a refrigerated volume of 114,000 m³, this is the largest system of its kind delivered by Scantec in Australia to date.

Nis is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The subject of his final year thesis was a theoretical comparison between refrigerants R134a and CO2 as applied in a commercial refrigerated distribution facility situated in a subtropical area. The project was undertaken in the lead up to Australia’s introduction of the now repealed carbon equivalent HFC levy in July 2012.

Stefan Jensen



Managing Director, Scantec Refrigeration Technologies

Stefan Jensen graduated in 1978 in Denmark with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. His professional career commenced in 1978 with Danfoss in Denmark followed by two years at SABROE Refrigeration A/S also in Denmark as a Project Engineer. In 1983, he joined Wildridge & Sinclair in Brisbane, Australia, as Technical Manager in Industrial Refrigeration. He later became co-inventor of the Rotadisk flake ice maker. In 1988 he joined the food machinery manufacturer Heat and Control Pty. Ltd. and was in 1992 appointed General Manager of the Heat and Control Refrigeration Division.

In April 1996, Stefan co-founded Scantec Refrigeration Technologies. He currently holds the position of Managing Director. Stefan is a Fellow of AIRAH and an Engineers Australia Fellow. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Queensland and also included in the National Engineering Register. He has authored over 40 technical papers for AIRAH, IIR and IIAR conferences, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) in Washington, USA.

Stefan is a member of the scientific committee for the 8th International Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies conference to be held in Ohrid, Macedonia in April, 2019.

Marcus Meier



Property Director, ALDI Stores

Marcus holds a Master’s degree in Science from the University in Gelsenkirchen (Germany). During his studies in Germany and Ireland, Marcus has centered his academic focus on retail with business administration and marketing strategies. Having lived in Germany for over 30 years, Marcus has over 19years experience with ALDI in areas of operations and property management.

Marcus is currently based in Melbourne, responsible for property development in VIC and refrigeration development activities for Australia.

Trent Miller



Heat Pump Hot Water Sales Executive, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia

Trent Miller has over twenty years’ experience within the plumbing and water treatment industry’s to which he holds applicable industry accreditations and licenses and a family history in the Plumbing Industry dating back to 1925. He has worked previously in both pre sales and after sales management positions which included National and International roles.

Trent has strong enthusiasm for the use of natural refrigerants for the production of Hot Water and his current focus is promoting MTH hot water heating products to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Currently, Trent serves as the A2W Manager for MHIAA Oceania region.

Inderpal (Indy) Saund



Business Development Manager APAC, Beijer Ref A/B

Indy has worked in the refrigeration & air conditioning industry for the past 23 years, mainly around natural refrigerants within the commercial and industrial refrigeration sector.

Over the past 14 years, he has been involved in a number of CO2 projects within APAC and running training programs across the region to promote the use of CO2.

Having recently joined Beijer Ref, Indy is tasked with further promoting the use of natural refrigerant solutions and products across the Asia-Pacific Region.