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Kevin O’Shea- President

Kevin O’Shea’s career in the industry began through a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship in the UK.

He was employed by Stern Refrigeration and later Star Refrigeration, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of refrigeration work, including ammonia.

Arriving in Australia in 1977, he worked for Hall-Thermotank on large systems. A year later he started up Marine Refrigeration Services Pty Ltd. Cold Rae Air Conditioning and Refrigeration was acquired in 1979.

His company’s main activities embraced servicing the shipping industry in Sydney, as well as clubs, hotels, and industrial refrigeration.

Kevin has had extensive involvement in the industry throughout the years on various boards and institutions, which include but are certainly not limited to: the Vocational Training Tribunal, the NSW Electrotechnology Group Apprenticeship Scheme, the NSW Electrotechnology Skills Centre, WorldSkills, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia, and various licensing and qualification committees.

Kevin has also been recognised for his extensive involvement in the industry, being awarded the Doug Staniforth Award in 1997 and being inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame in 2012.

Kevin is the current President of RACCA Australia and RACCA NSW, as well as the current Chair of the Australian Refrigeration Council.
 

 

 

 

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John Daniels-Vice President

John Daniels, who is also President of RACCA SA, owns Danair which specialises in marine refrigeration sales and service.

 

 

 

 

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Peter Bone-Treasurer, Secretary & Public Officer

Peter Bone, owner of Airtag which specialises in air conditioning and insulation distribution, is the Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer of RACCA Australia and RACCA NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Taylor-President of RACCA VIC/TAS

Robert is the General Manager of Air Four Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services established in 1987 and based in Ferntree Gully. Robert has been the president of RACCA VIC/TAS since 2005.

He has a wealth of experience in the Refrigeration industry and also sits on the board on various industry groups, including but not limited to:

 

  • EPIC – Air Conditioning Advisory Committee
  • RMIT – Industry Advisory Committee

 

 

 

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Larry Moore- Secretary of RACCA SA

Larry is the Executive Director of the National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA) SA Chapter and has been the secretary of RACCA SA for 15 years.

He served his apprenticeship as an electrical fitter at General Motors Holden, working in an industrial engineering maintenance and construction environment for some 28 years.

Larry has a very keen interest in vocational education standards and is the current Chair of the SA Industry Skills Board (EWSB) and Director of the national Industry Skills Council (E-OZ Training Standards)

Larry has also been a Director of  the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) and represents the electrical industry on the NOLS Occupational Licensing Advisory Committee (OLAC) for refrigeration/air conditioning.