Fujitsu’s Colin Goode will be retiring after almost 48 years in the HVACR industry.
Mr Goode attended Willesden College of Technology where he studied and completed his refrigeration apprenticeship with Frigidaire. He went on to spend 20 years with Carrier in a variety of sales, product and national account roles but left in 1996 as recession struck.
He then spent time working with York in Basildon and Eaton-Williams, before an eight-year stint in contracting with Blue Sky Air Conditioning in Essex which, followed by a move to Andrews Air Conditioning.
Mr Goode joined Fujitsu in 2013, progressing from VRF pre-sales engineer to product and specification manager. This progression is testament to Mr Goode’s strong technical ability and dedication. He has worked across Fujitsu’s entire product range in conjunction with teams in Japan, Germany and new partners GIH in Italy, to develop new products and put forward the UK market demands.
Mr Goode said: “In many ways I wish I had found Fujitsu earlier in my career because working here has been a breath of fresh air. I will not miss working life, but I will miss the banter and camaraderie that the HVACR industry has in abundance and which I feel also has become a bit of a Fujitsu trademark.
“I do plan to keep in touch with all my past and present work group colleagues and perhaps, like a bad old penny, I will turn up at the odd trade show or industry event in the future.”
Ian Carroll, chief operating officer, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK, said: “Colin has been a pivotal member of our team bringing his years of industry experience to Fujitsu which has helped in both product development and the setting up of our Specification sales department. He will be missed and will always remain part of our family. We all hope he has a long happy, and healthy retirement.”