AIRAH member profiles


AIRAH represents the entire breadth of the HVAC&R industry, from “the man in the van” to research‐focused academics; from plumbers and fridgies to designers of the nation’s most high‐performing buildings; from sole operators to the chief executives of large corporations.

The X factor
 
Proof in the performance 

The ANU’s Xiaolin Wang, Stud.AIRAH, is the reigning winner of the AIRAH Research Student of the Year 2017. 

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Joe Scholtz, M.AIRAH, is a director at QED Environmental Services, based in Perth.

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The Peta principle
 
The premier engineer 

Perth-based Women of AIRAH committee member Peta Blight, M.AIRAH, lives by a guiding rule: never be afraid to ask, “Why?”

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In a previous life Grant Holman, M.AIRAH, won a grand final with Aussie rules club East Perth in the WAFL. These days he’s a director with Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE) and manager of the firm’s Melbourne office.

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The complete designer
 
Yale man 

Atelier Ten’s Melbourne leader, David Ritter, M.AIRAH, aims to design buildings that work beautifully.

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Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH, has taken an interesting and somewhat circuitous route to engineering.

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The artful dodger
 
Part of AIRAH's broad church

Megan Coetzer, Affil.AIRAH, is product implementation manager for BluOne, a member of The Women of AIRAH, and a dodgeball enthusiast.

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Victoria Totten, M.AIRAH, is a project engineer for PJM Engineering Services, based in the firm’s Melbourne office. She’s also a member of the newly formed Women in AIRAH group.

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The collaborator
 
Acting naberly

Jessica Holz, M.AIRAH, is a former AIRAH Future Leader, and a senior ESD and mechanical engineer with Aurecon in Brisbane.

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Chilean-born Carlos Flores, M.AIRAH, is national program manager at NABERS, responsible for all aspects of the program's delivery. 

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Carlos also answered a Q&A with Ecolibrium in March 2017, which is available to read here.
         

State of grace
 
The good operator

Grace Foo, M.AIRAH, is an energy consultant for Energy Action based in Canberra.

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Leon Wurfel, Affil.AIRAH, is the managing director of BUENO.

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Team builder
 
The observer

Andrew Pettifer, M.AIRAH, is an Arup principal, and leader of the Australasian building services engineering team, based in Sydney.

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Sonia Holzheimer, M.AIRAH, is a senior mechanical engineer with GHD, based in Cairns.

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Sydneysider Scot
 
McGuire in charge

From HVAC on the high seas to directing an engineering firm, Neil Caswell, M.AIRAH, has seen it all.

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Cate McGuire, Affil.AIRAH, is CEO of Oomiak, an industrial refrigeration specialist headquartered in Adelaide.

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The leader
 
Training the trades

Melbourne-based Stuart Fowler, M.AIRAH, is the CEO of Norman Disney & Young.

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Steve Smith, M.AIRAH, is head teacher of refrigeration and air conditioning at Nepean TAFE’s Kingswood Campus in New South Wales.

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Future leader
 
Precious commodity

Alex Baidjurak, Affil.AIRAH, is the reigning winner of the AIRAH Future Leader Award.

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At the GPT Group, Bruce Precious, M.AIRAH, is involved in some of the best-known buildings on the eastern seaboard.

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