Award marks bright path for future leader

During the holiday period, HVAC&R News is featuring the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022.

The AIRAH Awards category for Future Leader is open to all AIRAH members who are actively engaged in the HVAC&R industry, recognising work carried out during 2020/2021.

This award recognises emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry, and may include engineers, designers and drafters, project managers and supervisors, tradespeople, commissioning and maintenance technicians, technical sales people and other industry participants.

This award is open to any individual who is a member of AIRAH and actively engaged in the HVAC&R industry. The nominee must be nominated by a third party and be 35 years or under as of December 31, 2021.

This year’s winner was Mark Elliott, M.AIRAH, of Devlin Engineering & Management.

Elliott joined Devlin in 2017, fresh from university. His colleagues say that from the beginning, he was not afraid of a challenge, was always eager to help, and had a thirst for knowledge.

Five years later, Elliott has established a reputation as a highly competent HVAC designer spearheading the commissioning management side of the business. Colleagues and clients alike respect him and turn to him for advice and solutions. 

Thanks to his ability to adapt and learn, Elliott has developed an excellent working understanding of HVAC, as well as the many disciplines within building services. This is reflected in his designs, which are coordinated, well-documented, and well-considered in an overall building services and architectural context. 

“Mark is honest, optimistic about the future of the HVAC&R industry and the problems it can help solve,” says referee Nick Devlin, M.AIRAH. “He the puts the needs of others first and takes on responsibility willingly to the benefit of the whole team and the wider industry.”

Other finalists in the Future Leader category included:

  • Patrick Page, Affil.AIRAH
  • Jay Goh, M.AIRAH

More information on the AIRAH Awards is available here.

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