Wilo boss named as new president of BPMA
Richard Harden, Managing Director of Wilo UK, has been announced as the new President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA).
Harden replaces previous president Duncan Lewis, who stepped down after one year following his departure from the industry. The role was officially passed on at the BPMA Annual General Meeting following a vote among the BPMA’s members.
Steve Schofield, Director and Chief Executive of the BPMA commented, “This is a great accolade and one that reflects the continuing efforts that Richard makes to raise the profile of the industry in general and to tackle the tough issues that it faces today. The BPMA has enjoyed the support and engagement of some very talented people at its helm over the years, and we are delighted to now have Richard join that impressive line-up. I look forward to working with him as we continue to drive the association forward.”
Harden has worked for Wilo for 11 years and has served as Managing Director since 2016. He takes over the presidency of the association at a time when Brexit is bringing significant uncertainty to the pump business and supply chain.
“Being elected as President of the BPMA is a great honour and to take on the role in these somewhat difficult times will no doubt be challenging. Brexit is clearly a very important subject with potential opportunities and threats for our industry, but I am sure with the help and support of BPMA staff, its Board and its Council we will meet this challenge.”
- South West Water extends Sykes' pump hire deal Sykes Pumps' sole supply agreement with South West Water (SWW) for the supply of all electric submersible and surface... Read More >
- BIM will change supplier relationship Business information modelling (BIM) will be the catalyst for forcing change in the water industry, Balfour Beatty's... Read More >
- Sewage works achieves energy self-sufficiency Sludge monitors have helped Severn Trent Water to make one of its large sewage works energy self-sufficient. A significant... Read More >
- Rewarding excellence WWT content director Alec Peachey looks ahead to next year's Water Industry Awards. Read More >
- Going green at Severn Trent's Minworth STW With a £60 million investment aimed at producing 30 per cent more green energy from its largest sewage treatment works,... Read More >
- Case Study: Pumping up quality at Burnham Jetty A year's worth of planning, seamless collaboration and technical expertise were crucial to the success of a complex... Read More >
- Thames Water rolls out energy-reducing sludge pump solution A smart air injection (SAI) system combined with progressive cavity pumps is proving key to more efficient sludge handling... Read More >
- Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge With Ofwat seeking to promote sludge trading to secure best value, efficient transportation solutions are required, SEEPEX... Read More >