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Damian Mackey appointed VP, GM Heatcraft ANZ

Heatcraft Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Mackey as the new Vice President, General Manager for Heatcraft Australia/New Zealand.

It has been over 10 years since the business has seen the appointment of a local VP & GM to lead one of the country’s leading HVAC&R wholesale businesses. The new direction from parent company, Lennox International is a positive step in the company’s growth strategy.

Damian’s appointment comes with a high level of confidence given his cross commercial employment experience. Prior to joining Heatcraft, Damian worked 11 years with Tyco/Pentair in multiple executive leadership roles both in Australia and overseas in the Industrial B2B components sector. Most recently, Damian served as Vice President and Managing Director of Pentair Water Transport, Australia’s leading water pipeline solution provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Damian’s track record has seen him build his credibility through leading and inspiring strong teams that deliver results. During his tenure with Tyco Water (later purchased by Pentair), Damian was relocated to Tyco Water UK tasked with and successfully achieving a turnaround in a business not previously reaching its full potential. In this role through his leadership of the full commercial team, the business was able to grow organic sales by 15% per annum.

Recently, Damian led the Business Excellence team at Visionstream (an ANZ market leader in Telecommunications Infrastructure construction) which was responsible for the design and implementation of a companywide program focused on delivering business improvement. The results of this saw improvements in operational excellence, increased business performance and a step change in win rates and sales growth for the business.

Most importantly, Damian has been able to demonstrate his ability to develop and execute a growth strategy in complex businesses through his value driven leadership style.


Lennox Stock Chiller Program

The Lennox Stock Chiller Program is being widely used by contractors to meet the often critical time demands of the replacement chiller market.

Downtime can be a costly period for any business. In addition to lost production, service repercussions and labour costs, there is also the stress factor to the business owner and staff. With the Lennox Stock Chiller Program, Heatcraft aims to minimise these cost and stress factors.

“The stock chiller program minimises chiller delivery turnaround and the attributes of the Lennox stock chillers are such that they also minimise chiller upgrade changeover”, says Thanh Ngo, Built Environment Segment Manager at Heatcraft Australia.

The company’s local stock holding covers air-cooled chillers with capacities from 30 to 300kWr. Capacities greater than 300kW are also available and can be ordered by speaking with your Heatcraft Account Manager.

Lennox high-efficiency chillers are configured for a wide application range, including comfort, industrial, process and low temp/glycol applications. They have a compact footprint and are suitable for low to high ambient conditions. Lennox chillers are also equipped with comprehensive integrated options including hydraulic modules, HLI protocols, acoustic treatment and superior coil protection delivering excellent corrosion resistance.

John Mostyn, Heatcraft Field Engineer recently worked with Mark Anderson, Operations Manager of Clements, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Electrical to install a Lennox Ecolean Chiller at the Sanitarium plant at Cooranbong, NSW.

Mark commented;
“The unit was needed to resolve a critical breakdown on the Pilot Plant Testing production line. Sanitarium’s ability to achieve production targets was compromised due to the existing chiller being out of action”.

Through the Lennox Stock Chiller Program, Heatcraft was able to offer Clements chiller selections based on Clements’ heatload calculations and site assisted commissioning, to get their customer back in operation. “The old chiller was decommissioning and the new chiller supplied, installed and commissioned in 16 hours”, continued Mark.

He added;
“Clements have continued to explore further options for the Lennox chillers for the simple fact that the equipment has performed to design conditions every time. With the assisted commissioning support it is a “no brainer”. Downtime is reduced, there are no embarrassing false starts and it works first time. The product knowledge of the field engineers is second to none.”

For more information on the Lennox chillers or Lennox Stock Chiller Program, contact Heatcraft on 13 23 50. To engage the services of Clements, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Electrical, contact them on 02 4932 3833 or visit

Heatcraft celebrates an AIRAH Award win with Refrigeration Innovations

The winners of the prestigious 2016 AIRAH Awards have been announced at a black tie gala event at Sydney’s Luna Park. Refrigeration Innovations was awarded Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade for the refurbishment of IGA Boccaccio Cellars, Balwyn VIC project.

The IGA Boccaccio Cellars project consisted of a multi-million dollar refurbishment, including an enlarged supermarket and liquor area, refurbished and enlarged wine cellar, delicatessen, butcher, green grocer, basement car park and aboveground apartments.

With energy savings and carbon reduction objectives, the project team lead by the Project Consultant Dave Redden of Refrigeration Innovations (pictured below), adopted a holistic approach, which included a Kirby hybrid CO2 / R134a parallel rack system to deliver heating and cooling, Copeland digital scroll compressors, variable speed drives, EC fans, an advanced Emerson control system, enclosed refrigeration cases, LED lighting and rooftop solar panels.

The supermarket increased from 1200m2 to 2400m2. The low temperature refrigeration increased by 60% sales capacity, while the medium temperature refrigeration increased by 380% sales capacity. As a result of all the technologies employed, initial estimates indicate the owners will achieve savings in the region of 20-30%.

Mr Redden accepted his award acknowledging the wider project team consisting of;
Fuller Refrigeration, the installing contractor
Heatcraft Australia, responsible for the design and supply of the refrigeration system, including the hybrid parallel rack system and remote condenser
Emerson Australia, responsible for the supply of the refrigeration control system and Copeland digital scroll compressors
LMOB Electrical Control – Project Electricians

He commented;
“We first approached Heatcraft with the idea of producing a hybrid rack that was dimensionally acceptable for the sound proof container plant room we would need to use for the project. Right from the start Heatcraft rose to the challenge. Coupled with the great efficiencies produced by the Copeland CO2 scroll compressors, we felt we were on the right track of achieving the client’s goals of a sustainable energy efficient system. From there we expanded the holistic approach to the store comfort cooling and heat of rejection from the plant to warm the store when needed, the plant performed these duties admirably.”
“It was definitely a team effort with a common goal of high efficiency, energy saving and sustainability for the future.”

Tom Overs Vice President and General Manager, Heatcraft Australia added;
“Heatcraft Australia congratulates Refrigeration Innovations on this award winning project. The Kirby hybrid CO2 / R134a parallel rack system was the 2nd developed together with Dave Redden. The success from the IGA Boccacio project has led to continued traction with similar hybrid systems being sold into other supermarket installations.”

To contact Refrigeration Innovations, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To contact Fuller Refrigeration, phone (03) 9722 2622. For more information on the Kirby parallel rack system and other equipment used on the project, contact Heatcraft Australia on 13 23 50.

Heatcraft supports Industry conference

Heatcraft Australia is pleased to announce our involvement as Supporting Sponsor in the AIRAH 2017 Refrigeration Conference.

AIRAH has revealed the conference will look at the current state of the industry, how it may respond to the future challenges initiated by COP 21 and the global HFC phasedown, and how this will impact upon educators, legislators, regulators, end users, engineers, consultants, and technicians. The conference will also include sessions reviewing the latest technologies on offer.

To coincide with the Refrigeration Conference, Heatcraft Australia will host a separate Heatcraft dinner for select conference delegates and Heatcraft customers. By invitation only, the dinner will take the opportunity to detail how Heatcraft Australia is responding to the increasing demand for natural refrigerants and options available to future proof against future legislative requirements.

The company will also share their learnings and experiences in the design and manufacture of next generation CO2 systems currently being distributed to the market.

In 2016, Heatcraft Australia shared an AIRAH Award win with Refrigeration Innovations Pty Ltd. In the category of Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade, Heatcraft Australia worked together with Refrigeration Innovations to supply IGA Boccaccio Cellars, VIC a customised refrigeration system, which included the hybrid CO2 parallel rack system.

The AIRAH Refrigeration conference is being held on 27-28th March at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Those wishing to register should visit . Heatcraft customers invited to attend the Heatcraft dinner will be contacted by their Heatcraft Account Manager.

For more information, contact your Heatcraft Australia representative on 13 23 50.

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New Kirby Digital Scroll Fridgebox - Variable Load Perfection

The popular Kirby® Fridgebox™ Outdoor Condensing Unit has undergone a versatile update now offering an enhanced configuration range featuring a Copeland Scroll Digital™ compressor.

The Kirby® Digital Scroll Fridgebox™ with Copeland Scroll Digital™ compressor technology matched to highly efficient micro channel condensers achieves best in class capacity & close temperature modulation, excellent COP’s and system efficiency.

With its wide variable capacity between 20% and 100%, the Copeland Scroll Digital™ compressor is unmatched by any other compressor technology on the market today. The capacity output is continuous and seamless, allowing for extremely accurate room temperature control and less energy-consuming compressor start-stops. Copeland Scroll Digital™ technology is also extremely intelligent, automatically adjusting its energy consumption according to the demand load.

Ross McKinnon, Cold Chain Segment Manager at Heatcraft Australia commented;

“The Kirby® Digital Scroll Fridgebox™ allows Heatcraft the opportunity to incorporate leading compressor technology into a well-known favourite. Installing contractors have a proven, superior product that will assist their customers reduce running costs and achieve more stable temperature control.”

“The extra value proposition of being a fully enclosed unit with a compact footprint for outdoor installation allows business owners to maximise on valuable internal merchandising space.”

The Kirby® Digital Scroll Fridgebox™ also includes a Dixell XC Controller for ultimate controllability. A special algorithm balances the run hours of the compressors to distribute the work load uniformly.

The Kirby® Digital Scroll Fridgebox™ is suited to the convenience sector, coolrooms and a variety of merchandising display cabinet applications where refrigeration capacity ranges from 5 to 10kW.

Download the brochure or consult your Heatcraft representative on 13 23 50 for more information.