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Andrew Cleland

Andrew Cleland

Dr Andrew Cleland is Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand.  In this role he provides leadership for the engineering profession in addressing a wide range of issues.  These include registration, handling complaints, codification of good engineering practice, public policy, and engineering education.  He has played a leading role in the engineering profession and its important contributions being recognised better in Government.  Prior to taking up his current role in 2000 he was an engineering academic with research interests in energy, refrigeration, and food process engineering.  He has been recognised internationally for research in food and refrigeration engineering and holds Fellowships in Engineering New Zealand and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Paper: Refrigeration: underpinning the New Zealand economy for over 125 years

Abstract: In 1882 the first refrigerated meat left New Zealand for London, the pioneering use of a technology that was to transform the New Zealand economy. Animals were no longer grown for wool only, and the wealth of the nation developed rapidly. From 1882 until as recently as the early 1990s refrigerated food has returned at least 30% of New Zealand’s export income. Whilst much of the equipment has been imported, expertise in the application of refrigeration was developed in New Zealand. This paper describes some of the key engineering and technology developments through the history of the refrigerated food trade in this country. Examples include development of carcass freezers, boneless beef carton freezers, and systems development in the horticultural sector. It also identifies some of the iconic equipment systems used in the New Zealand industry, some of which have given reliable service for a century.

Sir Neil Cossons
Paul Davies
David Dolan
Wayne Johnson
Euan McQueen
Robert McWilliam
Duncan Waterson
David Beauchamp
Trevor Butler
Matthew Churchward
Andrew Cleland
Rachael Egerton
John Fitzmaurice
Don Fraser
John Gibson
Owen Graham
David Hamilton
Bill Harvey
Peter Holmes
Kevin Jones
Paul Mahoney
Tom Williamson
Peter Lowe
Peter Marquis-Kyle
Gavin McLean
Rob Merrifield
Owen Peake
Miles Pierce
John Porter
Nigel Ridgway
Tony Silke
Jim Staton
Richard Venus
Ian Walsh
Daniel Woo
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