The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has announced the appointment of two new board members, following the amendment of its articles of association to ensure greater transparency and involvement from its membership.
Stephen Wright, Managing Director of Thorite and Allan Dolby, Managing Director of Direct Air have been elected to the Board, following their roles as Distribution Committee members, increasing distribution member board representation to three seats.
Vanda Jones, BCAS Executive Director explains the reason for the new structure and how it is helping the Society to evolve.
“In its 88-year history, the BCAS Board has been pivotal in providing timely, accurate information for our members and helping to lobby Government for legislative change that delivers the best deal for the industry. “As we continue to develop the Society to deliver best value and to be the main source of advice for the vacuum and compressed air industry, we felt we should modernise the Board structure to be more inclusive and representative of our members’ concerns. “This significant change to the original articles of association is ensuring that we remain accountable and can continue to be viewed as a trusted and independent source of advice for the industry.”
BCAS is the only UK technical trade association representing manufacturers, distributors and users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products.
Commenting on his new role, Allan Dolby, Managing Director of Direct Air said,
“I’m extremely proud to be voted into this position alongside Stephen by our fellow BCAS members. I’m looking forward to working directly with the leading manufacturers and engineers in our industry, to ensure we can continue to deliver the highest level of knowledge and best practice to not only end-users, but future compressed air engineers also.”