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Stephen Wright is elected to BCAS main board

Stephen Wright is elected to BCAS main board

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Stephen Wright, the Managing Director of Bradford based Thorite, has been elected to the board of the British Compressed Air Society.

Thorite are the UK's leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, pneumatics and fluid handling products, employing over 120 staff at the Bradford Head Office and 11 Sales & Service Centres. Thorite also provides a range of services that includes help and advice on equipment, energy efficiency, automation and system design, system installation and maintenance. Thorite also have an active apprenticeship scheme and provides training courses which take place both in-house and at customer’s premises.

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), which was founded in 1930, are the UK’s only technical trade association that is dedicated to providing its membership - end users, manufacturers and distributors of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products - with unbiased advice on legislation, technical standards, education, compliance, safety and environmental matters relating to the use of compressed air and vacuum systems. In addition, BCAS plays a crucial role in upholding standards and advising its members about changing legislation and standards to ensure compliance and safety within the industry.

There are five seats on the board that are elected by the membership - so election to the board is very sought after. Directors serve a two year term before either standing for re-election or standing down.

On his election, Stephen said:

“I have been involved with BCAS for many years and have been actively involved with the distributor committee since I became Thorite’s Managing Director in 2000. The amendment to the Articles of Association which allow distributors to sit on the BCAS board will provide greater balance and I firmly believe that I will be able to provide that all important distributor perspective. I also believe that with my background in the industry together with the skills and knowledge that I have been able to acquire in non-executive and voluntary roles beyond my involvement with Thorite, that I will be able to provide an alternative view of the industry and I am looking forward to getting started.”

For more information please contact Thorite on 0800 034 5850

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