Vice Chairman retires
John Bungay, 63, has retired as vice chairman of PASMA, the trade association representing the international mobile access tower industry.
As the representative of Youngman - one of the early manufacturing members to join the fledgling organisation - his involvement spans more than 40 years, during which time, through PASMA, he contributed to the development and introduction of EN 1004, the European standard for towers.
PASMA Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said: "John has played a vital role in developing this industry to what it is today. The team at PASMA and all of our members extend their thanks for his contribution and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
An acknowledged tower expert, and at one time Youngman’s product manager for towers, he was instrumental in the launch of the BoSS range of aluminium tower scaffolds – one of the first UK manufactured product to satisfy the requirements of the newly introduced European standard.
Comments John: “PASMA is now recognised and respected as the natural focus and authority on towers, not just in the UK, but increasingly overseas. That’s due entirely to the dedication and commitment of the many Council and committee members who have served the Association over the years. It has been my pleasure to work alongside them, and, of course with PASMA Member Services.”
“I wish the Association, and my successor as vice chair, Gillian Rutter, continued success in the future.”
John Bungay joined W C Youngman in 1973 and until October 2014 - when the Youngman Group was acquired by Werner Inc. - he served in a variety of senior positions including chairman of Youngman Fork Truck Hire and a director of SGB International and SGB Services.
More recently, from 1997 to 2002 he was managing director of SGB UK Sales, and from 2002 to 2005 managing director of SGB Youngman. In 2005 he was appointed business development director of the Youngman Group - a post he held until last year when he left the company to form Agendis Business Consultants Ltd.