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Staff Profile: Irene Winter – HVAC&R Leadership Awards Finalist

Updated: Nov 22, 2018

Following news of Airmaster staff being named as finalists for the CCN HVAC&R Leadership awards we will be profiling each our nominees over the coming weeks.

Irene Winter, Airmaster’s Management Systems Coordinator has been named as a finalist for Woman of the Year in HVAC&R.

What are your responsibilities at Airmaster?

I am responsible for the development, maintenance and improvement of Airmaster’s integrated management system. This includes planning and completing internal audits, liaison with external interested parties (independent certification bodies, regulatory agencies, clients etc.) on quality, safety and environmental management matters.

How long have you been in the industry and your experience at Airmaster?

I have been in the HVAC industry for 19 years and joined Airmaster in 2004 in the position of Service Controller. I then moved into the Office Manager-Service Department position for two years and then into my current role as Management Systems Coordinator. I am also qualified as a certified lead auditor in WPHS, ENV & QA systems.

Most rewarding part of your job? Most challenging part?

The most rewarding part of my job is overseeing the assimilation of safety and environmental cognizance into every day work practices by our people, so that they return home safely to their families. The most challenging, educating ‘attitudes of old’ that it’s totally cool to step back to review safe work practices, and, forward thinking environmental attitudes.

What are you working on now and what is your next big project?

We have developed and started to roll out Incident Investigation training to all branches and our next big project is to develop an online induction process for all employees and contractors.

What are your favourite sporting teams?

The All Blacks and Melbourne Storm!


Award winners will be announced at the CCN Trade Conference being held on Thursday August 24th in Sydney. Further details on the awards or attending the awards evening can be found here.


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