John Emm was announced as the winner of the first Hampshire Refrigeration Society’s World Refrigeration Award.

HRS launched this special achievement award to celebrate the inaugural World Refrigeration Day.

The award was presented to John by none other than the founder of World Refrigeration Day, Steve Gill at the HRS’s 32rd Golf Day Dinner on July 18th.

Prior to making the award Steve gave a talk to those attending on World Refrigeration Day, how it started, its success, and plans for 2020.

HRS had sought nominations for individuals or companies who have shown ‘exceptional skills, support or vision, thereby furthering the advancement of the RACHP industry. John Emm was the popular winner after receiving many nominations.

Making the award, Steve said of John:
“After 55 years in the industry John is still working and shows no sign of retiring. In addition to his career he has also been very active in the Institute of Refrigeration where he was chairman of the Membership Committee and also sat on Executive Council.
He was chairman of the equipment and components section of the British Refrigeration Association which is part of FETA. During the 80’s he reformed the HRS and over the past 30+years he and his fellow committee members has seen continual growth and success.

In 2009 John suffered a stroke paralyzing the left-hand side of his body. With grit and determination and a brilliant rehabilitation team he fought his way back and is still going strong.”