BESA (the new name for B&ES) has appointed Tim Rook as its new technical director. At the same time, it has appointed Jack Verber as its technical assistant.
The Building Engineering Services Association has announced renewable energy specialist Tim Rook is to be its new technical director. Mr Rook was previously head of build design at Eon Community Energy, where he led a team of engineers in the design and delivery of decentralised energy systems. Before that he was sustainability manager for refrigeration and AC contractor Space Engineering Services.
He is a member of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and of Cibse and has a particular focus in renewable and environmental technologies, most notably biomass, heat pump and photovoltaic systems.
Jack Verber joins from Schlumberger, where he was a field engineer working on exploration oilrigs in the North Sea.
According to chief executive Paul McLaughlin the two appointments underline the BESA’s commitment to leading the technical agenda across building engineering services and to ensuring that its members remained in the vanguard of technological innovation and development.
He said: “I am confident that Tim’s excellent academic qualifications and broad practical and managerial experience will prove an invaluable asset to the association, and that – with Jack’s expert and enthusiastic assistance – he will further establish our commitment to the creation of the low-carbon economy and a genuinely sustainable built environment.”
Mr Rook said that he was delighted to be joining BESA at a uniquely exciting and stimulating time for the building engineering services, construction, energy supply and related industries.
He said: “I am delighted, therefore, to have the opportunity to help set the agenda for change.”