ELCO Heating Solutions has appointed Lee Atkinson as Area Sales Manager for London and the central regions.

Atkinson will be responsible for helping ELCO grow its market share in a competitive area, driving specifications of the company’s latest range of commercial heat pumps, low emission boilers, network heating and hot water products.

He arrives at ELCO with over 20 years’ experience in the commercial heating and hot water industry. After starting out as an apprentice, Atkinson developed his career as an engineer for leading HVAC manufacturers, before transferring his skills to a sales role six years ago.

Commenting on his new position, Atkinson said: “There are a huge amount of changes afoot in the commercial heating industry and ELCO is certainly ready for the shift to sustainable heating systems thanks, in part, to a great range of products. There are plenty of opportunities with our heat pumps, so I’m looking forward to re-establishing contact with consultants in the area and discussing their requirements.

“As an engineer, I truly understand commercial heating and hot water systems and potential issues encountered during the design and specification stages. So my aim is to make consultants’ lives easier, help negate any potential issues and provide a reliable and efficient service – that way it’s a win-win for all concerned.

“I’m also keen to improve our connections with young engineers who are starting out in the industry. There is a huge amount for these guys to learn, so offering them any useful advice on the best methods for certain types of installations is certainly one of my priorities in the coming months.”