Darren Arthur, Airmaster’s Automation and Controls Manager for the WA Branch was recently interviewed by the Marketing team. Darren chatted with us and answered a few questions on his role, experience within the industry and his next big project.
What are your responsibilities at Airmaster?
Organise, direct and lead the Western Australian Branch Automation/Controls & Electrical-Mechanical department.
Nurture existing clientele, and develop new relationships within our maintenance and projects HVAC market.
Continual development/market evolution within the BMS/Controls-Automation market, with our relationships in Tridium and Schneider EcoStruxure.
Liaise with the Airmaster state managers of each Automation & Controls department.
Financial oversight of the department inclusive of budgeting and reporting.
Project & maintenance quoting.
How long have you been in the industry and with Airmaster?
I joined Airmaster this year and have 22 years’ experience in the mechanical electrical and controls disciplines. Principally in Oil & Gas, Mining, Commercial HVAC, yet various other process controls such as water treatment, process cooling and industrial pool filtration.
What are the most rewarding and challenging parts of your job?
Most rewarding is building long-standing relationships based around trust, reliability and product delivery. The most challenging part of my job is controlling the product output and brand name in an ultra-competitive market.
What are you working on now, and what is your next big project?
Currently finishing out some major projects ranging across the commercial real estate and shopping centre market. The greatest next potential is a large scale central CBD building HVAC retro-fit in partnership with Airmaster Projects. Generally, our expansion further into mechanical electrical services/projects and the commercial water filtration market.