Our People

Here at Daikin Applied UK, we have an extensive and dedicated team. From concept through to design and delivery our employees are at the heart of the organisation. Here's a snapshot of our commercial team.

Clive Parkman - Managing Director

Clive Parkman

Managing Director

Clive joined Daikin Applied in January 2017 having spent 8 years as Managing Director of Airedale International Ltd based in Leeds where he acquired extensive knowledge of the UK Chiller and AHU markets.

He is a qualified Chartered Engineer with an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Loughborough University. Clive has spent over 30 years in manufacturing and achieved his MBA from the Open University.

“Daikin is a world leader in the HVAC space and they continue to develop products focused on improving energy efficiency and exceeding environmental targets; our job here in the UK is to continue to provide our clients with market-leading Chiller, AHU and Service & Maintenance solutions, designed specifically to meet their needs”

Ray Ring - Commercial Director

Ray Ring

Commercial Director

Ray Joined the Daikin Group in January 2016 within Daikin Africa and Middle East operations and moved to Daikin Applied UK in July 2017, becoming Commercial Director for the UK and Ireland one year later. Ray has over 25 years’ experience in building efficiency, spending a lot of time developing the energy sector with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, the Department of Communications and Climate Action and Environment.

Ray’s vast experience has led him to become a frequent speaker and panellist at energy events and author or co-author of a number of EU and national government publications on energy efficiency and associated legal frameworks. Ray also sat on the board of EU ESCO (The Energy side of the European Building Automation and Controls Association) in Belgium and is the current secretary of the MBA Association of Ireland.

Mick Humphrey - National Sales Manager

Mick Humphrey

National Sales Manager

Mick has been with Daikin Applied UK, formerly known as McQuay for 20 years, previously spending 20 years at Ozonair, as UK Sales Manager. Mick has over 40 years’ experience within the HVAC industry and has been a committee member of the AHU HVAC division for some 11 years and has successfully gained a qualification from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

Mick took on the role of UK National Sales Manager in 2002; his tenacious and proactive approach has resulted in numerous important contract wins on some of the most prestigious and largest projects in London.

“With a great team on board and the right products, I’m pleased to arm my team with continuous market knowledge and the guidance to build new relationships in a very competitive market place. This has resulted in Daikin Applied UK being the market leader for the last 5 years in the bespoke AHU market “

Wendy Peacock - Financial Controller

Wendy Peacock

Financial Controller

Wendy began her career in finance as a trainee accountant working for The Go-Ahead Group of companies, where she progressed through the business and gained her CIMA qualification. Since then, she has worked for companies in the Newcastle area in both manufacturing and construction industries before joining Daikin Applied as Senior Accountant in 2004, subsequently being promoted to her current position of Financial Controller in January 2019.

As part of a worldwide group of companies, ensuring compliance with regulatory and reporting requirements is a large part of Wendy’s role, with significant cross-over of responsibilities in IT, HR, and commercial aspects of the business. As well as her accounting qualification, Wendy holds a BSc honours degree in psychology, which has given her an appreciation that the company is all about the people, not just the numbers.

James Henley - Product Development Manager

James Henley

Product Development Manager

James joined the company over 10 years ago, in what was his first job within the HVAC industry and has never looked back. Starting out as a contracts engineer focused on delivering project solutions on-time, on-budget and to client expectations. James then progressed into sales, moving on to become the Chiller Product Manager, and now the Product Development Manager. “Having worked throughout the business I feel I have a well-rounded approach to the HVAC industry, offering the right solutions to individual applications”.

Daikin Applied is the world leading company enabling delivery of cutting edge HVAC solutions to the market. My role as Product Development Manager helps shape the future solutions we can supply to the market to exceed expected demands. This is alongside involvement in marketing and client events, it’s an exciting role where no two days are the same.

Tracy Turnbull - HR Manager

Tracy Turnbull

HR Manager

Tracy has worked for Daikin Applied UK for over 33 years, she joined the company on a Youth Training Scheme and has worked in various roles within the organisation. In 2001 she was given a great opportunity to join the HR Team working alongside the HR Director. In 2011 following a promotion Tracy took over the role of HR Manager for Daikin Applied UK.

Tracy has 16 years’ experience in a wide range of HR support, including recruitment, implementation of company policies and procedures, pay and benefits, absence management, performance management , training and development and much more. She also works closely with Managers and Staff to ensure that HR are there to support the needs of the business as well as that of its employees and helps towards promoting reward benefits and health and well-being initiatives.

Esther Murray - Marketing Manager

Esther Murray

Marketing Manager

Esther joined Daikin Applied UK in July 2019 with six years of experience in marketing roles. After gaining a degree in Product Design, specialising in sustainable design, she attended evening classes to to become CIM qualified and has developed her marketing career within manufacturing companies with the construction, marine lubricants and now HVAC industries. Esther is experienced in planning and delivering high-quality marketing strategy for UK and international markets and is skilled in website and social media management, agency management, content creation, PR, exhibition planning and events.

“I am thrilled to have joined such a wonderful and talented team at Daikin Applied UK. With my passion for sustainable design, it is a pleasure to be working for a company who put sustainability and innovation at the heart of everything they do”.

Amin Dadgari - Technical Manager - Data Center (Airside)

Amin Dadgari

Technical Manager - Data Center (Airside)

Amin joined Daikin Applied in June 2016 having spent 3 years working in product design and Manufacturing within Automotive and Oil & Gas sector. He has been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and specialises in Advanced Manufacturing, Precision engineering and process planning for automation. Amin’s vast knowledge of manufacturing technologies, materials science and engineering standard framework ensures sustainable development of our product in line with the industry and our client’s quality and regulatory requirements. 

Amin’s number of publications in Precision engineering and optimisation of manufacturing processes has led him to become a key speaker in several international congress and conferences while he is an elected European Working Council representative for Daikin Applied UK