Prefect Controls makes series of appointments

As business expands, Prefect Controls has made a series of significant appointments and promotions across its team.

Pictured: Chris Read, Will Mill and Danny Golding of Prefect Controls | PBSA News
Pictured: Chris Read, Will Mill and Danny Golding of Prefect Controls.

Due to the combination of the energy crisis, a rising demand for student accommodation and a successful year for the business, energy management company Prefect Controls has made several appointments during the last few months.

Will Mills, formerly Senior Project Manager, has become Prefect’s Commercial Director and is now responsible for all commercial activity and customer services. Since joining the company in 2018, Will has been at the forefront of the expansion of the Irus system and has been involved in the 80+ sites added in that time.

Earlier this year, Chris Read joined Prefect as Sales Manager. Previously Area Sales Manager for a well-established supplier of HVAC and refrigeration equipment, Chris’s technical understanding of the market, product knowledge and dedication to customer service makes him an asset to Prefect systems.

Danny Golding has been responsible for the technical development of products since starting at Prefect in 2010 – and he now becomes the company’s Technical Director. His remarkable engineering abilities are applied to the design and performance of products, manufacturing of components, and the design and construction of test rigs. Danny employs the latest CAD, CNC, and 3D printing technologies, along with more traditional machining techniques to implement his ideas.

Finally, Gareth Chaplin has been appointed as the new Head of Energy and Sustainability. He was previously Senior Energy Performance Manager at Unite Students. In the last two years, Gareth was partly responsible for delivering c£20m of energy efficiency projects across the 70k+ rooms within the Unite Students portfolio. He carries a wealth of experience in the analysis of energy and carbon performance and delivery of projects aimed at achieving net-zero and decarbonisation targets. Gareth will be helping Prefect customers to formulate energy saving strategies and implement the right solutions to maximise impact.

With all the additional sales and customer service activity, Jenny Keiller also joined the team to provide office administration support to ensure orders, advice, and information reaches customers efficiently.

“These are very exciting times for Prefect Controls, we are in great shape to be part of an industry that is taking the energy issues, faced by all, so seriously. To have been able to assemble such a demonstrably capable and enthusiastic team that will take Prefect Controls forward, is a great privilege.”

Glen Golding, Managing Director (MD), Prefect Controls