Graeme Thorn, passed away last week

Graeme dedicated 49 years to the air conditioning industry before retiring from Space Air in 2009.

Born in December 1943, Graeme served a five-year apprenticeship with Brightside Heating and Engineering Ltd., where he remained for a total of nine years.

He joined the Wembley based Carrier distributors Weathermaker Equipment in 1979 and became part of Carrier Distribution when Carrier absorbed its distributors in 1985. He subsequently rose from territory sales manager to regional sales manager and then to associate director. In his final years with Carrier Air Conditioning he was associate director with national responsibility for the dealer network and national accounts.

Graeme joined the Guildford based Daikin Distributor - Space Airconditioning plc in 2003. He had, by choice, reduced his working week to 3 days, however this was sufficient to maintain many of his long-standing customers and he was able to prove that he still had what it took to generate impressive sales figures. In fact he produced top monthly sales results for Space Air on many occasions.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 23 August, at All Saints Church, Springfield Green, Springfield, Chelmsford CM1 7SJ, at 12.00. For those interested in sending flowers please contact Writtle Road Nursery www.writtleroadnursery.co.uk or 01245 265655. The Funeral Directors are Tony Pennack & Sons, 1-3 Malden Road Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7DW, 01245 471157.

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