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Obituary: Keith Berry 1947 - 2013

Former Thermofrost Cryo industrial director Keith Berry has died suddenly aged 65.

In a statement Philip Sloper, Thermofrost Cryo managing director, said: “It is with great sadness that Thermofrost Cryo Plc announce the sudden passing of their former Industrial Director, Keith Berry.

Keith started his career in refrigeration with H.M. Forces Royal Engineers, where he initially trained as a refrigeration mechanic before progressing to become a lecturer at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham. On leaving the forces, Keith worked in a number of design and sales roles for contractors such as Prestcold Refrigeration, W.H. O’Gorman and Grove Refrigeration before joining component and equipment distributor Thermofrost Cryo in 1983, as Industrial Sales Manager. In 2001 he became Industrial Director.

In his 29 years with Thermofrost Cryo, Keith worked on many prestigious projects, assisting contractors with the selection and application of control valves and other products for major supermarkets, cold stores and processing plants throughout the UK and Ireland. A member of the IOR, Keith also attended a number of overseas Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration meetings, and so respected was he by US valve manufacturer Refrigerating Specialties, that he was invited to present a paper on the application of their products at their world conference in Florida. After a long and successful career in the industry, Keith retired in August 2012.

Keith was a devoted husband and father to his wife Margaret, son Steven and daughter Andrea, and a proud grandfather. A keen golfer and popular with both his colleagues and customers, he loved to socialise and will be greatly missed by all.”

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