Derek Maher has been appointed as the new chair of CEDA, with Kirstin Hatherley joining him as vice-chair, along with the appointment of two new regional chairs for the north and south, Paul Neville and Tyron Stephens-Smith.
Maher is managing director of Crystaltech, one of the UK's independent specialists in the installation and servicing of all makes and models of commercial glass and dishwashing equipment.
"I have been an active member of CEDA since 2003 and part of the CEDA technical steering group for several years," said Maher.
"I've seen first-hand how that has helped to improve industry standards and our membership. In the role as CEDA chair, I hope to build on the links that I have with other associations and institutions to the benefit of our growing CEDA membership and the industry as a whole."
Hatherley is managing director of Hatherley Commercial Services, where she has worked since 2005. Neville of CHR Equipment will step into Hatherley's shoes as he moves from northern regional vice-chair to chair the region, and Tyron Stephens-Smith of TAG Catering Equipment makes the same move in the south from vice-chair to chair.
Commenting on these new appointments CEDA director general Adam Mason, added "I'm really pleased that Derek, Kirstin, Paul and Tyron have agreed to take on their respective positions. They are all passionate about positively developing ceda and the wider Industry and I look forward to working with them all to grow and develop the impact of what we do."
pic: L to R: Paul Neville, Tyron Stephens-Smith, Chris Keith (deputising for Kirstin Hatherley), Cathy Wilcox and Derek Maher