BPMA welcomes new president

Dale Croker, managing director of KSB UK Ltd, is the new president of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA).

Dale Croker, the new president of the BPMA.
Dale Croker, the new president of the BPMA.

Croker has served a two-year tenure in the role of vice president of the BPMA.

The position was officially passed on during the BPMA’s recent Annual General Meeting and follows an extended 4-year term in office by the previous president Richard Harden of Stuart Turner Ltd. Traditionally the role has a two-year tenancy, but given the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Harden agreed to stay in the role for a second term by way of both experience and stability.

Steve Schofield, director and chief executive of the BPMA said: “This is a great accolade and one that reflects the continuing efforts that Dale makes to raise the profile of the industry in general and to tackle the tough issues that it continues to face. The BPMA has enjoyed the support and engagement of some incredibly talented people at its helm over the years, including of course its immediate past president Richard, and we are delighted to now have Dale join that impressive line-up.”

“I am enormously grateful to Richard for all that he has done for the BPMA during his presidency and am delighted that he will continue to support the association as a member of its council,” added Schofield.

“Being appointed as president of the BPMA is indeed a privilege, I look forward to working with the BPMA staff and members as we navigate our way through a very strange and challenging time here in the UK,” said Croker. “No surprise that ongoing economic and political turmoil continues to present obstacles and uncertainty in the pump market, making the role of the BPMA as support for its members more relevant than ever.”