Industry veteran to hang up his boots after after a 35-year cooling career with the company in various positions
Philip Sloper, managing Director of wholesaler Thermofrost Cryor, is to retire, after a 35-year career with the company. After Mr Sloper’s retirement on 1st October, his fellow directors Alan Wright and Steve Mace, who between them have 43 years’ service with the company, will take over his duties as Joint Managing Directors.
Armed with a science degree, Mr Sloper first entered the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in 1979 as General Manager of Delta Cryo, a distributor of refrigeration valves and fittings.
Delta was bought by compressor specialist United Termofrost, and the two businesses merged to become Thermofrost Cryo, with Mr Sloper becoming marketing director. The product portfolio was teadily expanded to include the complete range of refrigeration equipment, controls, electronics and components, then in 1998, the company expanded into the air conditioning sector and in 2002, Mr Sloper was instrumental in the purchase of Manchester wholesaler RCL. In 2004, he became Managing Director on the retirement of his predecessor, Andrew Barwick.
Philip is a longstanding member of the Institute of Refrigeration and in 2007 won the accolade of Boss of the Year from Executive PA magazine. He said he plans to continue to stay in touch with the RAC industry.