Mike Creamer, MD and founder of Business Edge, has been elected President-elect of the Institute of Refrigeration. The announcement saw the gender revolution continue with Juliet Loiselle, publisher of ACR Journal and Lisa-Jayne Cook of J&E Hall being elected to the Institute’s board of trustees.
A fellow of the Institute, Mike Creamer formed Business Edge Ltd in 1990 to provide technical consultancy, air conditioning or refrigeration training and certification. His varied career includes work as toolmaker, design draughtsman and mechanical design engineer, chief applications engineer, marketing manager, sales director, compressor quality director and managing director.
He will take over from current President Kevin Glass next autumn. The addition of Juliet Loiselle and Lisa-Jayne Cook to the board of ten trustees, which already includes Jacinta Caden, means female representation on the Institute’s governing body is at its highest ever. The move follows the realisation of the need to attract more women into the industry and the creation of the IoR’s Women in RACHP group in 2016. Although there are still only 85 female members of the Institute, it is a far cry from as recently as the 1970s when it was still frowned upon for women to even attend the annual dinner.