Shane Carmichael, NSW/ACT State manager of Air Change Australia, has won the AIRAH Award for Future Leader, presented recently at the Institute’s Annual Awards dinner at Luna Park Sydney.
AIRAH – the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating – is Australia’s peak organisation for property-related professionals specialising in HVAC (heating, cooling and air-conditioning).
In their submission to AIRAH’s awards program, Air Change stated that they considered Carmichael had made a significant personal contribution to the standing of the company and the HVAC industry by increasing the knowledge and acceptability of innovative packaged heat exchange equipment in mainstream HVAC applications. Carmichael joined Air Change as a graduate engineer in March, 2005, and has since stamped his mark on the company and the industry as a whole.
Steve Atherton, CEO of Air Change, said: “My experience has shown me the value of supporting your people in the development of their technical, people and leadership skills. I am proud of Shane’s achievements and believe that he is an outstanding young person very worthy of the AIRAH Award for Future Leader.”
Accepting his award, Carmichael thanked Atherton and Air Change for putting forward his application. “I also thank my clients for their support, and my referees for this application, Ken Erbas of Erbas and Associates and Daniel Trevarthen, Norman Disney & Young. I can certainly commend young engineers joining a small
growing company where you can gain immediate experience and involvement in a large range of tasks.”
Editor’s note: Watch out for Shane Carmichael’s article in the upcoming December 2010 – January 2011 issue of Facility Management, due out next week.