The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has announced that Dale Croker is the new president of the organisation following a two-year tenure as vice.
The managing director of KSB UK was revealed as president at the BPMA’s recent AGM and follows an extended four-year term in office by the previous president, Richard Harden, of Stuart Turner Ltd.
Traditionally the role has a two-year tenancy, but given the disruption caused by the pandemic, Harden agreed to stay in the role for a second term by way of both experience and stability.
Steve Schofield, director and chief executive of the BPMA, commented: “This is a great accolade and one that reflects the continuing efforts that Dale makes to raise the profile of the industry in general and to tackle the tough issues that it continues to face. The BPMA has enjoyed the support and engagement of some incredibly talented people at its helm over the years, including of course its immediate past President Richard, and we are delighted to now have Dale join that impressive line-up. I look forward to collaborating with him as we continue to drive the association forward.”
The new tenure coincides with a number of uncertainties affecting the pump sector, from supply-chain issues and the ongoing skills shortages, to the rising cost of energy, the changing legislative landscape, and the onset of recession.
Croker added: “Being appointed as President of the BPMA is indeed a privilege, I look forward to working with the BPMA staff and members as we navigate our way through a very strange and challenging time here in the UK. No surprise that ongoing economic and political turmoil continues to present obstacles and uncertainty in the pump market, making the role of the BPMA as support for its members more relevant than ever.”