The AMCA is proud to announce that former President of AMCA New South Wales, Michael Crook, has been inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame.
Appointed CEO of Beaver Air Conditioning in 1988, Michael grew the business from a service operation of seven employees to team of 125 in 2018.
Much of this success was due in large part to Michael's commitment to training and education. The Beaver Air Apprenticeship Program was a pioneering training pathway for the HVAC industry in NSW. Having started exclusively for refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics, it now includes sheet metal workers and draftspersons and has provided fulfilling careers for hundreds of young people over the years.
Fortunately, Michael also applied a similar level of commitment and passion for the HVAC industry more broadly through his involvement with AMCA NSW over many years.
With Beaver Air Conditioning being a member of the AMCA since 1971, Michael joined the Board in 1998, where he remained a respected voice within both AMCA NSW and AMCA Australia until his resignation in 2018.
He served two years as Vice-President in 2007 and 2008, a further two years as President in 2009 and 2010 and was highly active in all association activities.
Always with a strong and considered opinion on regulatory matters, Michael was influential in discussions around trade licensing in NSW. And drawing upon his experience with training development at Beaver, he was instrumental in the development of industry best practices courses for service managers, essential safety measures and management development.
Michael's induction into the ARBS Hall of Fame is well-deserved and something of which the AMCA is immensely proud. Congratulations, Michael.