Pictured right: Mike Lawrence (r) hands over to John Smith (l)
The British Refrigeration Association has appointed John Smith, group technical director for Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, as president.
John succeeds Mike Lawrence, a stalwart of the BRA, who has held the position since 2014. The handover took place at the recent FETA Strategy Forum, held in Marlow.
John has been in the RAC industry for more than 30 years in a variety of technical sales roles and has been an active member within the BRA. He is currently chairman of the Equipment and Components section and has been vice president since 2015.