28 May 2013
28 May 2013
Following elections at its recent Annual General Meeting and Conference, Composites UK has announced a new Board of Directors.
The Annual Conference which took place on 15-16 May at the National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK, had a brand new format, taking the form of an Industry Briefing Day with day two looking at new opportunities for composites in various end-user sectors. This was well received with a record number of delegates in attendance over the 2 days.
Chris Little, Chairman, comments, “We felt it was important to provide our members with an opportunity to gather as much important industry information in one event as possible – information that they can utilise within their own businesses to enable development and planning for the future. As usual the conference provided excellent networking opportunities to make those new contacts, exchange ideas and drive the industry forward.”
At the AGM members voted for who they wanted to represent them on the Board of Directors for 2013-14. Six new Directors were elected as a result to work alongside the existing Board members. Directors are elected for a 2-year period, with half the Board positions elected each year to ensure continuity but also an influx of new ideas and representatives. The Board of Directors for 2013-14 comprises:
Dr. Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager, said she looked forward to working with the newly elected Board, “As a Trade Association, Composites UK continues to grow in size and stature, supported by the Board of Directors who work to ensure the Association represents the best interests of our members. Key priorities for Composites UK remain our members, representation of our industry at various forums, improving industry-industry and industry-academic collaborations, and supporting training and education needs to enable the industry to grow and remain competitive.”
There are many activities and initiatives in the pipeline and it promises to be a busy and exciting time for the Association and the industry as a whole. Composites UK looks forward to working more closely with our existing members and welcoming new member’s to the Association as the Industry continues to develop and grow.
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