Employee Profile - Sue Eversley ( Applications Team Leader)
Date: 03rd November 2017 | Posted by: Airedale Team | Posted in: Press release
Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, 03/11/2017
We asked Airedale's Leeds-based Applications Team Leader, Sue Eversley a few questions to learn more about her.
Please introduce yourself.
Hi, I am Sue Eversley, (a little older than I was yesterday), currently living just outside Shipley, with my daughter.
What is your role at Airedale, and what excites you about it?
After many years of working closely with my sales lead Stuart Kay, developing units and systems for large-scale customers and global organisations. I have now moved into the position of Applications Engineering Team Leader.
In this role, I am enjoying passing on the knowledge I have amassed. Creating a team and infrastructure which improves our customer response, and also develops sales engineers of the future.
Do you have a particular area of specialisation within your chosen field?
I am a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (R&AC) engineer primarily, but I do like thinking outside the box. Visualising solutions and tailoring products to exceed the needs of the customer and their application.
Why did you choose a career in Engineering?
My family had a business dedicated to motor vehicles and were experts in automotive air conditioning long before it had become the norm. My father got involved with many specialist jobs, and my interest grew from there.
What did you study at university/ college and how has your previous experience lead you to your current role?
I studied Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at college in London. After becoming a qualified Mechanical Engineer, I was lucky enough to work for all the major air conditioning manufacturers in the industry.
At one point I met a former Airedale employee who spoke very highly of the company, so when an opportunity arose, I applied to the founders of the business and was successful in securing an applications role. I have loved it ever since.
What is your favourite Airedale product and why?
The TurboChill™ Free Cool 200kW - 1830kW. Stuart Kay and I were instrumental in the original design brief and subsequently sold the concept to a major computer company. TurboChill™ went on to be award winning and is the most energy efficient chiller within our range, setting the benchmark for performance and continually evolving with next-generation technology.
What is your most valued achievement to date?
Professionally, my most valued achievement was my involvement with Airedale's first £1 million order, and the big jobs and conceptualisations we have commercialised since.
Regarding personal achievements, I would say becoming a Mum.
Do you have any particular hobbies or interests that you are passionate about?
I did use to have hobbies, but my hobby has now become the chauffeuring of my daughter to wherever she needs to go. One day I will get back on that mountain bike!
What is your favourite country visited and why?
I loved Egypt, and have visited three times to cruise the Nile and see the sights, including a visit to the Old Cataract in Aswan; the location where Agatha Christie wrote 'Death on the Nile.'
If you could take one inanimate object onto a desert island with you, what would it be and why?
A big sun hat (I am not a huge sun worshipper!)
What is the music track of your life, and what does it make you think of when you hear it?
A cross between “Sisters Are Doin’ it for Themselves” by the Eurythmics and “My Way" by the great Frank Sinatra. My life has never really conformed to the norm.