BCAS announces Jason Morgan as new president

Published:  29 November, 2018

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has announced Jason Morgan, managing director of HPC as its new president.

Announced at this year’s BCAS ball held on the 24th November at the Savoy Hotel in London, Jason, who has been BCAS vice president since June this year, takes over the role from James Maziak, managing director of Maziak Compressors.

The next few months mark a crucial moment in the society’s history, as Brexit negotiations continue and industry is poised for the impact this may bring. Jason, together with the Board will continue to provide insight to its members and end-users and to work with other trade bodies to lobby on behalf of industry.

Commenting on his appointment Jason said, “The BCAS board is committed to delivering best value for its members and their customers and I’m proud to have been given this opportunity to build on the great work already undertaken by James and the team.

“In particular, training will continue to be a key focus during my tenure, delivering courses that are insightful and enable our members to deliver the advice and technical expertise that customers expect from a BCAS member.

“We will also be continuing with the excellent work of the Training and Development committee in delivering our new Trailblazer Apprenticeship initiative; an industry first designed to help develop the next generation of skilled engineers for the vacuum and pressure sector.

“I’m also keen to work closer with our membership and will be taking BCAS ‘on the road’ to gain a greater understanding of the services the Society should be providing to help members deliver best value to their customers and to meet the changing market place.

‘I’d like to thank James on behalf of the BCAS membership and Board for all his achievements, drive and energy in leading the society to where we are today. Membership numbers have gown again and recognition should go to both James and the Board for making BCAS the stamp of approval for our customers.”

In addition, Stephen Wright, managing director of Thorite and Allan Dolby, managing director of Direct Air have been elected to the Board, following their roles as distribution committee members, increasing distribution member board representation to three seats.

These elections follow the amendment to the articles of association in 2016, meaning elections now take place every two years, with all members able to cast a vote; helping to shape the future direction of the Society.

Vanda Jones, BCAS executive director added:

“We send a very warm welcome to Jason in his new role. Jason will be BCAS’s 57th president and I look forward to working with him and the Board as we continue to shape the Society in a changing industrial landscape. We also welcome Stephen and Allan to the Board and to using the skills and experience that they have to offer.”

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