Klaas Visser, M.AIRAH, has over 50 years’ experience in the design and management of industrial refrigeration systems, specialising in the food industry. He is internationally renowned for his contribution to the industry in developing large-scale automatic plate freezers.
Born and educated in the Netherlands with a degree in marine engineering, Visser emigrated to Australian in 1964 and studied mechanical engineering at RMIT.
For more than 20 years, he has played an important role with AIRAH and for the Institute’s members.
Visser has served on the AIRAH board; held the Victorian President position; and chaired the membership admissions and education committees. He has also represented AIRAH on several Standards committees, including the rewrite of the Refrigeration Code AS 1677.
He has been a regular presenter at AIRAH conferences and has won several AIRAH Awards – including the WR Ahern Award and the 1997 James Harrison Medal, the highest honour AIRAH can bestow upon an individual.
He has also held several board positions with the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR); the United Kingdom’s Institute of Refrigeration (IOR); and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR).