New President at MHEA
Michael Kaye appointed as new President of the Materials Handling and Engineers Association
THE Materials Handling and Engineers Association (MHEA) has announced the appointment of Michael Kaye as its new President.
Mr Kaye (pictured), who takes over the role from Mike Redmond, President of the MHEA since 2013, is general manager of Flexco UK, an industry leader in belt conveyors since 1907, and has been a member of the MHEA executive for more than five years.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Kaye said: ‘I am delighted to have been appointed as the MHEA’s new President and would like to pay tribute to the outstanding contribution that Mike Redmond has made over the past two years.
‘The MHEA works tirelessly to support the technical and commercial interests of UK and overseas companies supplying and using powder and bulk handling equipment, and I am looking forward to making my contribution.’
Meanwhile, John Connolly, managing director of Kingfisher Industrial, who support industry in the fight against the effects of wear and premature failure caused by the handling of bulk solid materials, has been appointed as MHEA Vice-president.
The MHEA was formed in 1938 by Frank Lonsdale, director of Fraser Chalmers Engineering – which later became the General Electric Company. Today, the Association offers a number of benefits to its members, including industry-level promotion, networking opportunities, knowledge sharing and best practice, education and professional development, and access to technical expertise.
The Association also helps generate new business opportunities for its members by enhancing and promoting the public image of the industry within government and other key bodies.