New BTMA Chief Executive Named
After more than 12 years chief executive of the BTMA (and BRMA as it was known previously), John Dorken is retiring. His successor, Graham Willson, brings 30 years of industry experience to the association having worked in both vehicle construction and more recently in tyre manufacturing. Wilson will take up the position from 1 May 2009.
BTMA chairman, Mark Brickhill commented: “John has made a major contribution to the industry over the years and has guided the association through many changes. He was instrumental in setting up the Tyre Industry Federation which works to align all the industry’s stakeholders including the National Tyre Distributors Association and Tyre Recovery Association. We will miss his extensive knowledge and considerable expertise. However, I am excited by the appointment of Graham to this important mission. Graham joins us from Michelin and has previously helped the Association in obtaining relief from the climate change levy. Our industry faces great challenges at this time and the Association’s role has never been more important.”