ProAir retooling for the future
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“ProAir Systems have been busy during the Covid period,” the company’s chief executive David McHugh told Passive House Plus. The industry may have been in start-stop mode over the past twenty months or so, but the company has a belief that the industry is still in its infancy. “The demand for housing combined with the need to deliver this to the highest sustainability levels, has bolstered this belief and hence the need to invest and tool-up for the future,” said McHugh.
ProAir has expanded its lineup of products to include a mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) unit that McHugh described as “rated best in class,” as well as an updated MVHR unit for larger dwellings, and the Jablotron Futura, an all-in-one unit that offers heating, ventilation and cooling plus domestic hot water provision. McHugh said that chief technical officer Shane Dennehy has been largely responsible for introducing a bespoke data management system and the introduction of new products.
“Shane has worked himself up from production operative to this key position in the company over a decade or so,” McHugh said. “His pure determination and a willingness to study late into the night has ensured that ProAir now have a leading resource around the most advanced ventilation technology. Shane has also spear-headed the implementation of the new ERP [enterprise resource planning] system, in conjunction with a small Belgian provider who have worked with Shane to customize the system to suit company operations.”
McHugh said that Shaun Morgan has also joined ProAir from global technology giant TE Connectivity. “Shaun has responsibility for business development, sales and system delivery. Ten or so months into the job, Shaun has a very keen sense of how this industry works and the opportunities available. Shaun says he was attracted to this job because it was Irish-owned and in the right space. This interest was further enhanced when he realised that a suite of new products were so far into development.”
For more see www.proair.ie.