Our leadership team work together to ensure that Airedale continues to be one of the most innovative and dynamic cooling solution providers in the industry. They bring a wealth of expertise, experience and leadership to provide Airedale with vision and direction for the future, whilst maintaining the level of honesty and integrity that is appreciated by customers and employees alike.
Airedale’s visionary Executive team continues to serve as champions for its employees and customers.
Jonas Caino is now Managing Director at Airedale, following his initial role as head of the European Data Centre Solutions team.
With over 20 years in the IT and data centre industry, Jonas has an extensive background in data centre technology, regularly speaking on the future of data centre design and trends as well as writing his column “The Last Word” with Data Centre Management Magazine. He holds an MBA from University of Leicester and a BSc (Hons) in Technology and Management from the University of Bradford. He is also a recognised fellow of the Institute of Sales Management.
Adam Yarrington is the Engineering Director for Airedale. Heading up the engineering teams, he plays a key role in strengthening Airedale’s position at the forefront of industrial and commercial cooling and heating technologies, by leading an expanding programme of research, new product development and the application of new generation innovations.
His remit is to lead the development of Airedale’s design, engineering and research offering to underpin our growth strategy. Adam heads a sizeable team, including sponsored PhD students, MEng, BEng and undergraduate graduate apprentices. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with a MEng Degree in Automotive Engineering from Leeds University.
As Engineering Director, Adam leads the development of Airedale’s design, engineering and research offering to underpin our growth strategy.
“I find my job very rewarding,” explains Adam, “I manage complex projects and solve real world problems for customers. The design and delivery of a tailor-made solution is very satisfying.
I love the diversity of products that Airedale manufactures, the people, the working environment and the applications of our products. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some spectacular places (from an engineering perspective) and solve problems or propose solutions including projects such as the Channel Tunnel, various data centres and Vodacom’s containerised data centre solution.”
Adrian Trevelyan is the After Market Director for Airedale. He joined Airedale after leaving the British Army in 1990.
Adrian has a wealth of HVAC experience, having held various roles throughout his years with Airedale.
Adrian uses his extensive technical knowledge in the A/C industry to drive forward aftermarket activity, including service, spares, special projects, technical support and commercial controls. Adrian has grown the field team to over 70 skilled HVAC engineers and is continuously looking to strategically add new services, with a particular focus on energy efficiency. Adrian was also instrumental in developing the Airedale Training school offering courses on a wide range of subjects to hundreds of engineers throughout the industry.
Adrian is a qualified Chartered Manager and also holds an MBA from The Bradford University School of Management. In his spare time and when his knees allow he can be found running through the glorious mud of Yorkshire.
Asim Ansari is the Commercial Director for Airedale.
Asim joined Airedale directly from Humberside College of Technology in 1990 and has been involved within the Export Sales team for the last 27 years.
He is now responsible for Airedale’s commercial teams.
Asim has an HND in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, an MSc in Executive Leadership from Leeds University and is a Chartered Manager. In his spare time Asim enjoys travel and keeping fit.
Simon Scott is the Manufacturing Director for Airedale and his remit is to ensure that the company has the necessary manufacturing capability and footprint to provide best in class products for our global customers.
Simon joined the company in 2014 and has 16 years’ experience in manufacturing leadership. He holds an MEng (Hons) in Management, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds.
Simon Thorburn is Financial Manager for Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd. Simon joined Airedale in February 2006 from Sundora Foods and spent 9 years as Head of Finance during which he managed the insurance claim following the 2013 fire. Moving to a more commercial role in 2017, Simon is now responsible for Airedales sales pricing policy, making sure that margins are acceptable and sustainable.
Away from work, Simon enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching comedy and brewing craft beer. Simon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull.
Steven Joyce is the HR Director for Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd. Steve joined Airedale following experience from working within HR at other multinational companies notably United Biscuits, Ingersoll Rand and IMI.
Steve is responsible of all HR policies procedure and practice, with the recruitment of talent in the business, apprenticeship programmes, compensation and benefits, organisation change, people development and Health, safety and environmental issues.
He enjoys the variety that the HR function provides. Steve holds a degree in History from Newcastle University, is FCIPD qualified and holds an MBA from Bradford University.
If you’re a school or college leaver with an interest in engineering, an apprenticeship with Airedale might be the next thing for you. We offer high quality on the job training, paired with day release at an approved college, that will lead to valuable professional qualification on successful completion.
Airedale international offers a wealth of career opportunities across many different disciplines including engineering, IT, finance, sales, marketing and administration. Every individual has an important part to play in driving our company forward and below are just a few examples of the roles we offer given by the people who work here.