Past Presidents

Frank Caul

Past President 2016-2017

Frank Caul is Co-Founder at OPNBuildings and despite insisting to whomever will listen that he is fully retired, he continues to be instrumental in guiding the technological development of the Building Performance Monitoring software. He has over forty years experience in the heating ventilation and air conditioning business, and began his career as a Refrigeration Apprentice and spent many years in the Commissioning Department of HA O’Neill’s then Joining Temperature Control Services as Commissioning / service engineer before departing to Saudi Arabia as an HVAC Engineer. On his return to Ireland in the mid-eighties opportunities for employment were thin on the ground so Frank started his own company, which went on to become Sirus Group employing more than 100 people across Ireland. Sirus was acquired by the international building controls company Sauter AG in 2018.

On a sunny evening with a gentle breeze in the air he will most likely be found sailing the high seas of Cork Harbour.

Dr Simeon Oxizidis

Past President 2017-2018

PhD / Meng Mechanical Engineering Senior Innovation Manager at IES Ltd Simeon has 25 years of scientific research experience in Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland and UK exploring multiple research topics in the scientific domain of energy performance of buildings. He has participated in more than 30 research projects and authored or co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed papers. In his current role in IES, he is involved in the conceptualisation, scoping, development and submission of grant proposals to fund the implementation of collaborative research projects. He is a member of ASHRAE and IBPSA.

On a sunny evening with a gentle breeze in the air he will most likely be found sailing the high seas of Cork Harbour.

Donal Finn

Past President 2018-2019

Donal Finn was ASHRAE Ireland Chapter President for the period 2018/2019 and a member of ASHRAE since 1998. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and is currently is a lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College  Dublin.

Michael Dawkins

Past President 2019-2020

Michael is a technical director with RPS Group and has worked in the building services industry since 1988 starting as a graduate with the UK Property Services Agency designing services for a range of MoD and public buildings before moving to Cork in 1996 to work with Arup. He has worked throughout Ireland initially in the pharmaceutical sector on cleanroom and process HVAC design but also covering educational, commercial and healthcare sectors. Michael ran a consultancy working on cleanroom HVAC and other projects before joining RPS in 2013. He has a particular interest in maintaining historic buildings in use, designing services for projects such as Cork Courthouse and Lismore Castle Art Gallery. Michael has been a member of ASHRAE since 2000, was a founding member of the ASHRAE Ireland Chapter and has also served as Section & Chapter Treasurer.

Michael Geraghty

Past President 2020-2021

Daniel Coakley

Past President 2021-2022

Conor Murray

Past President 2022-2023

Gary O’Sullivan

President 2023-2024

Gary is a Building Services Engineer with over 18 years project management and design experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial and commercial sectors. He is the Managing Director of OSENG Engineering Consultancy based in the West of Ireland. OSENG specialise in design, project management, cost management, commissioning and validation of Life Science projects. Gary has been a member of ASHRAE since 2013 and an active Board member since 2020. His focus is on the growth of ASHRAE within Irelands Medtech, Biopharma, Pharma, Semi-Conductor and Datacentre industry over the coming years.

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