Seeley International founder and chairman, Frank Seeley, has been named the South Australian of the Year. Seeley is one Australia’s greatest living inventors, having pioneered evaporative cooling techniques for both commercial and domestic applications.

“I feel most honoured to represent my home state and to receive this great accolade,” Seeley said. “I’ve been wonderfully blessed in so many ways, and I just want to share that around as much as I can.”

“This is a powerful team effort and I am delighted to share the moment with everyone who has been such a vital part of Seeley International’s amazing and continuing success.”

Seeley International markets the Convair, Coolair, Breezair and Climate Wizard brands of coolers, as well as the Tudor Romeo cooking appliance brand.