Reece Thomas

Director, Controls Business Unit, Airedale by Modine

Reece is a controls expert with a wealth of hands-on data center experience, having spent years specifying and delivering projects for some of the UK’s largest facilities.

After completing a BEng in Electronic & Communications Engineering at the University of Huddersfield and a Mechanical & Electrical AVCE course at college, Reece joined Airedale 15 years ago in the Product Development department as a Controls Engineer.

After 4 years working on iconic Airedale products such as SmartCool, OnRak and InRak, he moved into the Commercial Controls department, as Airedale began to invest in its in-house Building Management System, ACIS. In this role, Reece began working closely with data center clients, building on his product application knowledge and taking a holistic approach to the management of complex cooling systems.

After stints as a Project Manager and Sales Manager within Commercial Controls, delivering highly complex projects, he was appointed as Product Manager in 2021. His new role gives him overall responsibility for the Controls product portfolio and roadmap, including advanced AI and IoT developments.

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