UK ground source heat pump market leader, Kensa Heat Pumps, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Chris Davis as Commercial Director.

In his new role as Commercial Director, Chris will be responsible for developing and delivering Kensa’s ambitious commercial strategy, leading sales, marketing and business development and growing new business opportunities for the company’s range of ground source heat pump solutions.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris Davis said: “I’m delighted to have joined the team at Kensa.  We are entering an exciting time for the Renewable Heat sector and through some strategic new product developments and a thorough understanding of the emerging RHI policy, Kensa has created the opportunity to make itself extremely successful in the next few years, clearly demonstrating its ambition to remain a market leader.”

Chris brings considerable experience of the UK heat pump market to the role, having previously worked as Business Development Director for Dimplex Renewables.  He has worked in the heating industry for over 12 years and been actively involved with the development of the heat pump industry since 2005, including as a member of the MCS heat pump working group and as a council member of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association.  Chris has also served as Chairman of the BEAMA Domestic Heat Pump Association, which represents the voice of leading heat pump manufacturers to Government and policy makers on heat pump related issues.  In summer 2011 Chris was invited to join a DECC task force aimed at reviewing heat pump installation practices, which resulted in the recent important changes to MIS3005 MCS heat pump standard.

Simon Lomax, Managing Director of Kensa, said:

“Kensa is delighted that Chris has agreed to spearhead the next phase of the company’s ambitious growth plans. Chris is widely respected throughout the renewables industry and it is hugely encouraging that he has chosen to focus his talents on developing sales at Kensa. The company is well-positioned to take full advantage of his considerable expertise as the market continues to recognise that ground source heat pumps represent the most efficient and least obtrusive renewable heat technology.”

Kensa provides organisations with a comprehensive service for ground source heat pump systems and, driven by the RHI, the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal, interest in renewable heating and Kensa’s range of products and services continues to grow.

The Truro-based manufacturer works with local authorities housing associations, housing developers, renewable energy installers, homeowners and self-builders looking to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce their dependency on fossil fuelled heating.

Kensa’s product portfolio includes the innovative new Shoebox heat pump which is revolutionising the adoption of ground source heat pumps in new build and retrofit apartments and has already scooped a myriad of industry awards in the past year.  The Shoebox – together with Kensa’s innovative district vertical ground array system – is the first ground source heat pump solution able to allow apartment type dwellings to take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Phase 1 Commercial tariff.

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