Rose joined the BPMA in January this year, and spent the last three months shadowing Schofield.
He previously spent 24 years in various management roles at Manchester-based Armstrong Fluid Technology.
Reporting to the BPMA board, and assisted by Gary Wild as technical officer and Steve Smith as associate director, Rose will assume commercial responsibility for the day-to-day running of the organisation, whilst also engaging with the elected members of the BPMA council.
Dale Croker, current BPMA president and managing director of KSB, said: “We are enormously grateful to Steve Schofield for all that he achieved on our behalf, and we wish him a long and happy retirement. But we are equally happy to have Wayne onboard, and we wish him every success as he helps to guide the BPMA through its next phase of development.”
“Assuming the post of CEO of the BPMA is a real privilege, as I am fully aware of the important position the association holds within the pump sector, and the value placed on it by its members,” said Rose. “My entire career has been spent working with pumps, or their related systems, and throughout I have engaged heavily with the association. I have seen first-hand what influence it has across the international arena, and how that influence has served the commercial interests of its members, whatever their specific pump type or related discipline. As such, I look forward to building on the great work carried out by my predecessor, and to further developing the support structure it provides to this most important of industry sectors.”