CK Direct recruits new technical manager

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Chris Sheldon is now CK Direct’s technical manager.

Commercial kitchen ventilation specialist CK Direct has appointed Chris Sheldon as technical manager.

The firm believes that he is bringing with him much transferable knowledge and experience across many areas of the industry, and a passion for providing energy efficient solutions.

Sheldon said: “I am very pleased to be joining CK Direct. This opportunity allows me to utilise my existing knowledge and experience in a market space that provides many technical challenges.”

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Asked what attracted him to CK Direct, he responded: “The ambition of the company directors, and growing customer base made for the perfect fit for developing my future career.”

Growing up with a father who was a chartered building services engineer, Sheldon has followed in his footsteps to forge a career in the building services market.

Sheldon started as a CAD technician for his father’s design consultancy. With a passion for controls, he then started up a business to provide automation solutions for domestic and commercial clients. This business developed into a HVAC/renewables distribution business, providing his client base with solutions covering specialist areas of the building services market (air conditioning/ventilation and renewables).

Through a relationship with one of his customers, Sheldon gained an opportunity to join a ventilation systems manufacturer as an area sales and technical manager. There, he promoted and supported its range of equipment through the company’s existing distribution channels.

In recent years, he has taken key roles in business specialising in ventilation/mechanical services, providing clients with a one-stop solution including design, procurement and installation services with projects ranging from £10k to £250k.

He now plans to assist CK Direct in growing its market share, both through existing and new channels. “In time I would like to be a key member of the CK Direct team and take on additional responsibilities to future-proof the business as the opportunity arises,” he said.

Thanks to Sheldon’s connections with partnering distributors, CK Direct is able to supply its new Komfovent air handling units.

Komfovent conforms to all required EU norms and regulations and is Eurovent certified and TÜV approved. The units are built with comfort, efficiency and productivity in mind, and are designed to contribute to a healthy indoor climate.

CK Direct believes it provides competitive lead times on the product, and can export it to 30 countries worldwide. Komfortvent is said to be suitable for hospitals, shopping centres, industrial buildings and residential and public projects.

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