Saint-Gobain PAM - New SBWWI Chairman

Outgoing chairman Martyn Hopkinson, UK Drainage Network (left), with new chairman Dr David Smoker, Saint-Gobain PAM UK

The Business Development Director of iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company Saint- Gobain, has been elected as the new chairman of the Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries (SBWWI).

Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s David Smoker takes over the chairmanship from Martyn Hopkinson of the UK Drainage Network. The position was made official at this year’s annual general meeting of the SBWWI, a trade association which represents the interests of UK manufacturers, contractors, consultants, distributors and others supplying to the water and wastewater industries.

In his initial address as chairman, David Smoker commented: “I am keen to increase the rate of take-up of supply chain innovation by water companies, particularly in the area of sustainability. To achieve this, the SBWWI will continue to work with water companies, through both formal and informal meetings, to broaden co-operation on these issues. In addition, we will strengthen our existing links with organisations with overlapping interests to develop common positions on issues affecting the water and wastewater industry.”

He added: “It is a great honour to be selected as chairman for the SBWWI, an association which represents more than 100 suppliers to the water and wastewater industries. I hope to continue my predecessor’s good work while taking the association into a brand new chapter.”

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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 20

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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