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Development of natural refrigeration in China


About this presentation

related to ATMOsphere China 2018
published on 11 April 2018
11 pages

John Austin-Davies discussed Epta’s current business in China and Asia pacific as well as the need for supply chain improvements for natural refrigerant technology in the China market.

About the speaker(s)

John Austin-Davies


John is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration, and takes legal responsibility as Trustee of the Institute. He is the Chairman of the Institute of Refrigeration led Trailblazer Apprenticeship programme and has held other senior Industry positions, including President of the British Refrigeration Association and Chairman of FETA.

Following a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Wales in Swansea, and training at Prestcold Ltd (now Emerson), John joined George Barker (acquired by Epta in 1999) in a technical capacity, taking responsibility for Epta U.K. Research & Development, the Design and Build business, Service, and latterly as Epta U.K. Commercial Director.

After previous Epta Group roles, including leadership of the CO2 Competence Team during early development of Natural Refrigerant technology, he is currently the Marketing Project Director for the Epta Group, whilst also maintaining a UK responsibility as Director of Epta legal entities in the UK.