Composites UK appoints new president

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Trade organization Composites UK has appointed Ben Wilson as chair for 2019–2021.

Wilson is a business leader at MPM Ltd, a family business established by his father in 1978. Under his direction since 2010, the business has more than trebled turnover with 20% year on year growth with record sales and beating targets every month, Composites UK said.

‘I am delighted to have been voted in as chair at Composites UK, they are a fantastic supporter of our industry,’ said Wilson. ‘With my two years as chair I am dedicated to ensuring members from across all sectors get value from their membership, whilst supporting growth in the UK composites market. I am particularly passionate about apprenticeships and will be looking to get a level 2 aligned with the level 3 that we already have in place.’

Dr Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy will continue the role of vice chair for the next year, while Chris Taylor, Axon Automotive will step down from his two-year role as chair.

Composites UK also reports that four places on the board are up for election. the board meets quarterly to discuss the direction of the association. Representatives from Composites UK member companies can nominate themselves to sit on the board.

This story uses material from Composites UK, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.