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WR Refrigeration appoints new MD

WR Refrigeration Limited has appointed Mike Nicholas as Managing Director with immediate effect.

Reporting to Group Managing Director and WR Chairman, Hannu Saastamoinen, Mike Nicholas also becomes a member of parent company Huurre Group’s management team.

Mike joins WR from Honeywell Control Systems Limited, a company whoseservices include the design, installation and service of refrigeration, building services, fire, security, BMS, access, M&E and energy systems.

During his time at Honeywell, he had responsibility for a £36m business with around 330 engineers and staff.

Mike, aged 40, started his career in 1986 as a refrigeration apprentice. He worked as a refrigeration engineer for General Refrigeration, Carter Refrigeration and then Lincold Refrigeration, before that company was acquired by Honeywell in 1997.

Following the acquisition, he developed his career through various management posts with Honeywell, into the broader area of technical FM services.

Mike completed his Electrical Engineering qualification at Dunstable College and his Refrigeration Engineering qualification at Nene College, Northampton.

Mike has also completed training in Safety Operations Management, Sales Excellence, Financial Management, Business Management, Leadership, Process/Change Management and Employee Development.

Hannu Saastamoinen, Group Managing Director and WR Chairman, said: “I am convinced that with his solid hands-on experience in the refrigeration industry, Mike will demonstrate his ability to lead WR Refrigeration’s future development as the leading refrigeration services company in UK.”

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