January 2017. During a General Meeting at The H Hotel in Dubai, UAE, the first-ever chairmanship elections of Eurovent Middle East took place. The issue group’s more than 25 member companies have elected Mr Brian Suggitt (Managing Director Middle East, Systemair AB) as their Chairman. With Michel Farah (Director Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility, Daikin Middle East and Afrika FZE), Georges Hoeterickx (Director Business Development, Evapco Europe BVBA) and Matthias Kasprowicz (Managing Director, TROX Middle East llc), Suggitt is going to be supported by three highly experienced Vice-Chairmen.
Brian Suggitt’s working life has been largely dedicated to the HVAC market. He has
been working within the Middle East for over 30 years. Suggitt has headed up and developed major international companies in Saudi Arabia and Dubai including American Air Filter (AAF), Dorma Automatic Doors, Colt International and, for the last three years, Systemair in the Middle East. During his tenure with AAF, Suggitt was Chairman of the Riyadh Group of British Businessmen, Construction Division, working closely with the Embassy and various Government departments and legislators.
‘Having such a remarkable experience and expertise combined in our chairmanship is very positive’, states Markus Lattner, Director of Eurovent Middle East. ‘Brian Suggitt, Michel Farah, Georges Hoeterickx, and Matthias Kasprowicz are four highly respected personalities within our industry. They possess a long-term experience, and an in-depth knowledge on the local culture, regulations and specifications affecting the HVACR industry throughout the region. We look forward to a good teamwork in supporting our joint industry ideals.’
While Suggitt is taking on the overall lead, he will also head the ‘air-side’ working
group. Michel Farrah will lead the ‘cooling and refrigeration’ area. Matthias Kasprowicz is going to be responsible for the overall communication efforts of Eurovent Middle East, while Georges Hoeterickx is going to manage the trade relations between the European Union and Middle East. The next general meeting
of Eurovent Middle East is targeted for April in Kuwait.