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IDHEE appoints new ceo

(L to R) Peter Thom, FIDHEE, David Matthews, FIDHEE, Bill Bucknell, FIDHEE, retiring chairman and John Martin, FIDHEE, president
(L to R) Peter Thom, FIDHEE, David Matthews, FIDHEE, Bill Bucknell, FIDHEE, retiring chairman and John Martin, FIDHEE, president

The Institute of Domestic Heating & Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) has announced that David Matthews, FIDHEE, has succeeded Bill Bucknell, FIDHEE, as ceo of the Institute.

Having held similar roles with the Solar Trade Association and the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, with whom he still has connections, David will bring his vast experience of low carbon technologies.

David will provide support for the retiring Bill Bucknell, who will continue to administer and deliver the IDHEE Domestic Heating Design Course, which prepares installers for the Institute’s entry examination.

Bill said: “We are fortunate that someone of David’s calibre is available to continue the work of promoting sound heating design that was started in 1964 by the founder, the late E. Eric Farrow.”

David will continue to offer advice on training, design and installation of sustainable building services and specialising on renewable heat and solar, including the development of many of the new implementation tools and design & delivery of the training for the new MCS Heat Pump standard, MIS 3005 v 3.0.

David added: “I have always been a great admirer of the work done for the industry by members of the IDHEE council and I am looking forward to working with them to advance the science of domestic heating in these times of new technologies and challenges. Providing support for IDHEE Members will be one of my priorities.

“I also want to thank Bill Bucknell for his great work for the Institute. He has both advanced heating design knowledge and has been a wonderful advocate for the IDHEE. He has set a high standard to follow.”