Stuart Kayes, technical manager for Hoshizaki UK has been appointed as a fellow for the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) – the highest level of membership which is selectively granted to leaders within the refrigeration industry.
Having worked within the refrigeration sector for over 25 years, 15 of which has been with refrigeration and ice maker supplier, Hoshizaki, Kayes has successfully demonstrated his long-term involvement in the sector in addition to his theoretical and practical skill to IOR.
The IOR was also impressed by Kayes’ involvement with various initiatives which fall outside of his role as technical manager for Hoshizaki UK.
For example, Kayes has been heavily involved in promoting various initiatives surrounding World Refrigeration Day and Women in Engineering. In order to generate digital World Refrigeration Day exposure, he visited the Gram factory in Denmark and shared an image of an industrial Gram ammonia compressor, made in 1960.
Likewise, he was involved in promoting ‘RACHP’ and ‘Woman in Engineering’s’ collaborated ‘100 for 100 campaign’. As a result of this campaign, female membership of the IOR increased by 50%.
Having successfully proven his fellowship suitability via a series of assessments, Kayes enthused: “It is an honour to be accepted as a Fellow of IOR having been a member for over 10 years. The IOR is a fantastic organisation which I feel a close infinity too, providing members of all ages with the opportunity to share knowledge, raise awareness of key initiatives and most importantly work towards a better future for refrigeration.
“In addition to thanking IOR for this membership advance, I would also like to thank Hoshizaki UK for its ongoing support in my work with IOR, as well as for their continued engagement with the foodservice industry.”
Simon Frost, director of Hoshizaki UK and Ireland added: “On behalf of the entire Hoshizaki UK team, I would like to congratulate Stuart on his prestigious IOR fellowship. It’s a privilege to be working alongside such a senior member of the IOR, which can only have benefits for both Hoshizaki and our customer base.”