Aqua Group are pleased to confirm that Senior Design & Projects Manager, Mike West, will be heading up their Northern division with immediate effect.
Since opening their first Northern office in 2012, Aqua have built up a strong client base across the UK as well as overseas. With plans to develop the business even further during 2018, Mike will support and mentor the area sales team. He’ll also work alongside the service team, led by Regional Service Manager Pete Dewsbury and with Ian Clynes on project management.
Born just outside Leeds, Mike spent his childhood in the area, only leaving his hometown to pursue engineering qualifications at Southampton Solent University. Mike then took a graduate sales position within the Aqua team, being quickly promoted to a fully-fledged Sales Engineer within the first year.
Mike brings with him a decade of sales and applications experience, working on cooling projects with clients across the world, including the USA, Middle East and most of Europe. In addition, Mike has played a key role in product development for Aqua as well as developing new business opportunities.
Mike design managed Aqua’s award winning Leak Prevention System (LPS), bringing unique cooling technology to data centres and other close control applications. He oversaw the LPS from conceptual stage right through to patent and production. The LPS won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2015 as well as finalist accreditation in the 2016 DCS Awards for Data Centre Cooling Product of the Year.
Despite years of travelling across the globe, Mike very much sees the North of England as his home; “The area holds a special place in my heart, not only because it’s home to close family and friends, but it’s also somewhere that holds very fond memories from my childhood. I’m delighted to be starting 2018 leading the Northern team for Aqua and am really looking forward to working with new clients as well as catching up with existing customers over the next few months. It’s going to be an exciting year for Aqua and I’m thrilled to be part of that.”