British refrigerant company sets up Canadian operation

Jim Flowers
A British-based refrigerant manufacturer is setting up a Canadian operation and has appointed a prominent industry leader to run it.
A-Gas, Bristol, U.K., will establish is Canadian head office in Toronto and has appointed Jim Flowers, formerly with Linde Gas and a chairman of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), as business director.
Currently in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and South Africa, the refrigerant management company plans to break its way into the Canadian market.
“A-Gas recognizes Canada as a country where we can leverage our skills and expertise from around the globe to develop innovative and sustainable market solutions,” said Louise McCann, who has worked for A-Gas for 14 years. “It is our intention to become a large-scale, long-term market participant and we are committed to furthering our investment directly in Canada to enable this. A-Gas already has some strong relationships within Canada, having participated in the reclaim R22 market for several years.”
“The recent implementation of the HRC allowance system in Canada will bring new challenges and opportunities in the Canadian market for real change. I am excited about the opportunity with A-Gas to make instrumental changes to support this developing market,” said Flowers.