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Andy has been working in the building services industry since 1986. Initially training as an air conditioning engineer he continued to develop his skills in building services through hands-on installation, maintenance and commissioning culminating in a career in the emerging BMS industry in the mid 1990’s.
Over the years he has held engineering and leadership roles with contractors, technology providers and manufacturers including the position of Technical Manager at Sontay. In 2006 he started a control systems contracting business with two partners and remained managing director there until 2014 before setting out on his own to provide contract consultancy services.
Recent appointments include managing the EMEA critical systems environmental monitoring strategy for a large investment bank and building services commissioning manager at a landmark medical research facility in London. Control systems and BMS are his area of expertise and he has gained a wealth of experience working within the building services industry.
He is passionate about innovation and especially the convergence of sensing and I.T. systems establishing BMS as a proven technology in the “Internet of Things” revolution.
Tony has a long history in the commercial and Industrial Refrigeration and Air conditioning industry, having originally started his career in an apprenticeship with Ford Motor Company as a Vehicle Mechanic. Tony progressed from Ice Machines, Cellar Cooling, Bottle Cabinets and domestic fridges to Large tonnage Chillers and bespoke cooling systems and controls. He served 10 Years with York International and has also held many management positions within the FM sector for a variety of Blue Chip Clients.
Tony now runs his own Specialist Mechanical and HVAC company, MTS Projects Ltd and also works for a Mechanical Company, S&H Welding Services. MTS are a Clivet and Midea Partner and specialise in Energy Efficient Solutions and both Life Cycle Analysis and FMEA maintenance solutions.