Elta Group Engineering Director, Kerry Dumicich, has now been Chairman of the Fan Manufacturers’ Association of Australia and New Zealand (FMA-ANZ) since late 2019.
Formed in 2009, the FMA-ANZ represents residential, commercial and industrial fan manufacturers across Australia and New Zealand as well as various associate organisations that may use fans in their products. It is an advocate for its members and provides them with a voice when talking to government.
“Prior to the formation of FMA-ANZ it was difficult to communicate with government, as they need to consider the views of all relevant parties rather than individual suppliers,” Kerry says.
Kerry has been a keen contributor to the FMA-ANZ’s technical committee for the past 10 years. This committee assists with the creation of regulation and standards documents by giving specialist advice, answering questions and providing information to help make this information more usable and effective.
Kerry has also represented the FMA-ANZ on ME-013 – the committee responsible for the development of International Standards in relation to fans and air curtains. This includes standards for airflow, noise and vibration testing as well as energy efficiency. “I have also provided assistance in modifying various aspects of BCA Section J,” he says. “Currently, we are working with a consultant in creating a Performance
Based Design Solution for BCA 2019 Section J5.4.”
Kerry accepted the role of FMA-ANZ Chairman in November 2018, taking over from the association’s inaugural Chairman, Simon Bradwell. He hopes to continue working closely with government, organisations and industry in developing standards and regulations to improve our living conditions by providing excellent indoor air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “We also look forward to educating our
industry on how to apply current and upcoming regulations to improve the performance of our buildings.”
Fantech is a foundation member of the FMA-ANZ.