After starting out in 1972 in the garage of his home, Frank Seeley, Affil.AIRAH, has grown his business to become a global leader in the HVAC manufacturing industry.
The founder and chairman of Seeley International is regarded as an entrepreneur, innovator, businessman, and philanthropist.
Seeley started at Adelaide Technical High School with a grounding in metal, woodwork, and technical drawing. This would serve as a solid foundation for his professional future.
He sold portable air conditioners in the late 1960s before beginning to build them himself.
Seeley would manufacture 1,000 AC units in his first year.
To avoid the issue of corrosion, he would also go on to introduce the innovation of all-plastic coolers. The model was adopted as the industry standard and helped to grow the local rooftop cooling market from 12,000 coolers a year to over five times that.
As a firm believer in Australia’s business potential, Seeley has championed innovation. He has been recognised by many awards for export, design, and sustainability – including AIRAH Awards for Excellence in Sustainability and Best HVAC Retrofit or Upgrade.