New BVAA Chairman

BVAA has a new Chairman. We bid a fond farewell at the BVAA AGM in November 2007 to our outgoing Chairman, Mr David Caines. David has been deeply involved in the association for over 30 years, and his ‘tour’ as Chairman was the longest in our 70 year history. His steadying hand came at a time when the association underwent a number of radical changes, including a change of scope and name, staff changes and relocation of the BVAA HQ. In his retirement, David can look back at a rejuvenated, financially stable BVAA, with its highest ever membership - an enviable record!

As we move forward into 2008, we welcome our new Chairman, Rotork’s CEO Mr Bill Whiteley, who will be BVAA’s first Chairman from the actuator side of the industry. All the BVAA staff are very much looking forward to working with Bill, who recently commented,

‘It is an honour to become chairman of the BVAA, an organisation I have been involved with since Rotork joined in the early 1990s. I have found it interesting serving as vice-chairman for the past 15 years and have been an enthusiastic supporter of David Caines’ moves to re-energise the Association and broaden its appeal. It’s been a pleasure working with David and I would like to thank him on behalf of the BVAA for his huge contribution to the organization, especially for the past six years as its Chairman. I look forward to working closely with Rob and serving the membership.’

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 5


Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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