VSS Chief Operations Officer, George Friend, Re-Elected As President Of The European Ventilation Hygiene Association

George Friend, Chief Operations Officer at industry-leading ventilation hygiene, system surveying and kitchen extract cleaning company, Ventilation Surveys and Services Ltd, has been re-elected as the President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association at the association’s recent annual general meeting in April. 

Founded in 1999 by a group of European representatives, the European Ventilation Hygiene Association (EVHA), was formed in order that it might bring professionalism to an industry that was in its infancy and in need of greater regulatory transparency. The continuing objective of the Association is to promote the Ventilation Hygiene industry within Europe and lobby for legislation and being recognised as the sign of competence and quality. 

The meeting also saw Tim Larson re-elected as Vice President, and plans have been made to hold a European Ventilation Hygiene Technician (EVHT) training seminar in November in Berlin. Berlin will also play host to the next European EHVA meeting in July.

George, together with Nick Umfreville (VSS CEO and author of ductwork cleaning guidelines and training manuals throughout the world), is considered to be an authoritative voice when it comes to ventilation maintenance, have an impressive 25 years worth of industry experience. Both are firm believers in educating those responsible for the or routine maintenance of a ductwork system in the requirements and regulations specific to the industry in which they operate. 

Whether you are a systems designer, building owner or responsible for Health & Safety compliance within your company - you will need to ensure that you are completely familiar with the new guidelines which apply to your industry. One call to VSS will help you to understand the regulatory requirements for your business. 

Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd has vast experience in working for businesses of all sizes, from global name organisations to small independents. So whatever your business requires for its extraction systems, VSS can help, offering ductwork cleaning and remediation projects, ventilation hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD). 

For more information on industry-specific compliance, visit breathevss.co.uk or contact us directly on 0333 500 8368 (local rate).


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About Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd.

Lead by Nick Umfreville and George Friend, VSS has a wealth of industry experience, spanning over 25 years, working with small independents as well as global organisations. More recently George Friend was elected President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association, and is regarded as a genuine authority in the industry.

Their services include ductwork cleaning and remediation, hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD).


Posted on May 30, 2013 and filed under Company, Industry, Directors.