IPAF elects technical committee chairmen
By Euan Youdale12 May 2014
The IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee has elected Phillip Godding, senior product safety and reliability engineer at JLG as chairman, and Ian McGregor, product safety manager at Skyjack, as vice-chairman.
After three successful years in the role, Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, stepped down as chairman at the last meeting at ConExpo in March. “It has been a pleasure working with Brad, who has been pivotal in managing some key projects to fruition during his chairmanship,” said IPAF technical & safety executive Chris Wraith, who serves as convenor for the committee.
Mr Wraith said he looks forward to working closely with Phil Godding and Ian McGregor. “Their contribution will be vital in overseeing ongoing projects and provide an ideal opportunity to drive an agenda of particular interest to the industry as a whole.”
Phillip Godding is based in the UK and has been responsible at JLG for safety-related matters in the EAME region for the last six years.
“Building on the work of my predecessor Brad Boehler, who I would like to thank for his service to this group, the IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee will continue to provide leading expertise and guidance on MEWP/AWP technical matters,” said Mr Godding.
“I look forward to representing this committee, further strengthening the relationship of manufacturers with other IPAF members and leading our industry in the development of a clear long-term strategy for continued improvement.”
Ian McGregor is based in Canada and has been product safety manager at Skyjack for two years. During his 8.5 years at the company, he has held positions related to design, testing and validation, standards compliance and product safety.
The next IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee meeting will be held on 26 June 2014 at the APEX exhibition in Amsterdam.