Stuart Kayes, Technical Manager for Hoshizaki UK has been appointed 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 global refrigeration and ice maker suppliers, Hoshizaki, Stuart Kayes has successfully demonstrated his long-term involvement in the sector in addition to his impressive theoretical and practical skill to IOR.
As well as his extensive length of service, list of technical qualifications and proven skill, the IOR were also impressed by Stuart’s involvement with various initiatives which fall outside of his role as technical manager for Hoshizaki UK. For example, Stuart has been heavily involved in promoting various initiatives surrounding World Refrigeration Day and Women in Engineering. For example, in order to generate digital World Refrigeration Day exposure, Stuart visited the Gram factory in Denmark and shared an image of an industrial gram ammonia compressor, made in 1960. Likewise, Stuart 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, Stuart Kayes is delighted to see his achievements be formally recognised by IOR to the highest degree:
“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 their ongoing support in my work with IOR, as well as for their continued engagement with the foodservice industry.”
Simon Frost, Director of Hoshizaki UK & Ireland is also thrilled to hear the news of Stuart’s IOR fellowship:
“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.”
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is an independent registered charity run for the public benefit with a membership of over 2200 individuals reflecting the diversity of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. The Institute provides a central resource for people from all over the world to improve the application of refrigeration and allied fields for the general good of society with particular emphasis on environment, efficiency, safety and innovation.
Since stepping into its seventh decade, Hoshizaki continues to lead in the development of professional refrigerated and ice solutions. Through the development of pioneering technologies, cutting-edge research, and a commitment to a fully sustainable industry, Hoshizaki remains at the forefront of the foodservice sector.