BFPA and BFPDA 2020 AGMs

28 Sep 2020

This years’ BFPA and BFPDA AGMs were held virtually (due to the Covid-19 crisis) on 27 August 2020 and attended by many members and guests.

The Presidency and Vice Presidency of the BFPA is normally a two-year term of office. Hans Waltl (PSI Global Ltd) therefore continues as BFPA President for a further year, with John Farmer (Flowtech Fluidpower plc) as Vice President. As well as the usual formalities required at any Annual General Meeting, the 2020 event saw four new members elected to the BFPA Board: Michael Abbott (Prevost UK Limited), Rebecca Galley (Hydroscand Limited), Andy Connell (Pirtek Birmingham) and Paul Bowden (Bosch Rexroth Limited).

BFPDA’s Chairmanship is also a two-year term of office and so Nigel Thomason (PBC-Ltd) continues as BFPDA Chairman and Andy Connell (Pirtek Birmingham, Redditch and Wolverhampton) continues as BFPDA Vice Chairman for another year. Three BFPDA Council members were re-elected for a further three-year term of office: Andrew Newell (Antech Hydraulics Limited), Keith Dickinson (Flowtechnology UK) and Paul Prouse (Rotec Hydraulics Limited).

BFPA’s congratulations go to all our new Board members and also to Nigel Moorcroft of Parker Hannifin Ltd would won a special award for his contribution to the Technical Committees.

BFPA President, Hans Waltl, PSI Global Ltd   BFPA Vice President, John Farmer, Flowtech Fluidpower plc   BFPDA Council Chairman, Nigel Thomason, PBC-Ltd   BFPDA Council Vice Chairman, Andy Connell, Pirtek Birmingham

Current BFPA Board (2020-2021, including Co-opted members)

Hans Waltl (President) PSI Global Limited
John Farmer (Vice President) Flowtech Fluidpower plc
George Beswick Alfa Gomma (UK) Limited
Paul Bowden Bosch Rexroth Limited
Chris Buxton British Fluid Power Association
Martin Kingsbury British Fluid Power Association
Mike Reece Emerson Automation Fluid Control and Pneumatics Limited
Paul Kerfoot Gates Hydraulics
Paul Newnham GS Hydro UK Limited
Gregg Heller HUSCO International Partners LLP
Darren Wait HYDAC Technology Limited
Rebecca Galley Hydroscand UK
Andy Dickens Interpump Hydraulics UK Limited
Jerry Hughes Jemlyn Limited
Steve Cardew Kawasaki Precision Machinery UK Limited
Kevin Mooney Moog Industrial Group
Phil Keep MP Filtri UK Limited
John Savage NFPC Limited
Martin Eldridge Parker Hannifin (Sales UK) Limited
Nigel Thomason PBC-Limited
Paul Dunlop Pirtek UK Limited
Andy Connell Pirtek Franchise Network
Mike Abbott Prevost UK Limited
Kevin O’Carroll SMC Pneumatics (UK) Limited
Emmanuel Saunders Yuken Europe Limited

Current BFPDA Council (2020-2021)

Nigel Thomason (Chairman) PBC-Limited
Andy Connell (Vice Chairman) Pirtek Franchise Network
Stefan Gunter Abdex Hose and Couplings Limited
Stephen Lund Advanced Component Technology Limited
Nick West Allswage UK
Andrew Newell Antech Hydraulics Limited
Robert Woodley Derek Lane and Company Limited
Tim Harper Grimsby Hydraulic Services Limited
Peter Willson Hopespare Limited
Simon Childs Interpump Hydraulics UK Limited T/A Bristol Hose
Dan Peters Pirtek Ashford
Andy Williams Pirtek Park Royal
Roberto Mallo Regent Trist Hydraulics
Paul Prouse Rotec Hydraulics Limited

To view the full BFPA Board please visit our website page here