New appointments at BITA

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Victoria Hutson, principal standards and legislation engineer with JCB, has become chair of the British Industrial Truck Association’s Technical Policy Committee.

And Steve Stewart, managing director of Crown Lift Trucks, is joining BITA’s management board.

Hutson is an engineer with over 15 years’ experience and has been with JCB for three years. During her time as a design engineer she developed an interest in safety and regulation, and sees the TPC as playing a vital role for BITA members.

“I see our role as ‘future proofers’ for the industry – ensuring that BITA members have a voice in discussion around future standards and regulation, but also that they are prepared for the changes that such regulation may bring.”

Stewart has worked in the materials handling industry since 1983 and has been with Crown Lift Trucks for 20 years, working with them in Australia and the UK, and is a former President of the Australian Industrial Truck Association.

BITA secretary-general James Clark said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve and Victoria to their respective roles. They are strong additions to our Management Board and Technical Policy Committee and will play key roles in providing even more comprehensive support and representation for our members.”

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