Graham Brown, General Manager of ActronAir, has worked in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry for more than 30 years. Hes clocked up more than 20 years of managerial experience, and had a brief stint in the medical gases industry before joining ActronAir three years ago.
I began my career as a Toolmaker, and then moved to James N. Kirby Pty Ltd where I worked for some 20 years. During this time I worked across all areas of the business, including warehousing, production, planning, and quality, before moving into management roles, ultimately working as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Its now been almost three years since I joined ActronAir as General Manager.
Graham has had to overcome numerous business challenges since his appointment to ActronAir. A major challenge for us as has been the uncertainty in the political landscape regarding carbon legislation. The carbon levy, as opposed to the carbon tax, meant two different things to our business. The carbon tax was introduced by the former federal government across all areas of carbon use, while an additional carbon levy was imposed on the refrigeration industry based on the global warming potential of the refrigerant used, making it a very challenging environment in which to operate.