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April 2, 2009: Institute of Refrigeration Awards Gold Medal to Danfoss Turbocor Founder

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Institute of Refrigeration has awarded its 2008 Gold Medal to Ron Conry, founder of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc. The institute awards the gold medal annually to an individual who has made the most noteworthy practical contribution to advance refrigeration and air conditioning technology. This international award has been sponsored for 32 years by J&E Hall International, a U.K.-based supplier to the HVACR industry.

Conry received the award at the Institute of Refrigeration Annual Dinner in London.

According to the Institute, Conry assembled a world-class international team of experts with a mission to develop a centrifugal compressor that would operate at high variable speeds, be extremely efficient, oil free, lightweight, quiet, and cost competitive.

“Having spent 15 years getting the compressor to where it is today, receiving this prestigious award really is ‘the icing on the cake,’” Conry said. “It is a privilege to be recognized in this way.”

In order to commercialize the compressor, in 2004 Turbocor entered into a joint venture with Danfoss and formed Danfoss Turbocor Compressor Inc. To date, over 10,000 Turbocor compressors are now in operation worldwide. Conry continues to develop this technology to achieve further efficiencies and newer models.

For more information about Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, visit www.turbocor.com.

Publication date: 03/30/2009

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