It is with regret that that we have to announce that Paul Wetherfield will be stepping down as Vice President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) as soon as the process to appoint a successor is completed.
Paul says: “The BCIA sits at the heart of an industry which I am proud to be a part of and over the last five years I have been proud to serve as a member of the BCIA Management Committee and more recently to be nominated as Vice President.
“During this time the BCIA has continued to go from strength to strength which is testament to the commitment of its membership and the leadership of the Management Committee and Presidential team. I am proud to have been a part of initiatives such as the launch of the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship – something which will make an enormous difference to our industry as we continue to tackle the skills shortage which we face.
“I am also proud to have served during this five year period alongside numerous volunteers who each give their time freely to work on initiatives which will ensure that the building controls industry continues to evolve – all under the banner of the BCIA.
“The last few months have also been a very busy time for global associates and, like many people within our industry, I am committing more of my time to the business in my role as Chief Executive Officer. It is for this reason that I must now resign as the Vice President of the BCIA.
“I firmly believe that the BCIA deserves 100% commitment from those who serve on the Presidential team and the Management Committee in order to ensure that the BCIA continues to evolve and remains at the forefront of the industry which it represents. Due to the commitments within my own business I am no longer able to fulfil this and therefore believe that I need to step aside to allow someone who is able to give that commitment to take my place.
“Despite stepping down, I will of course continue to wholeheartedly support the work of the BCIA and both I and the global associates team look forward to continuing to be involved in the many Working Group activities which are fundamental to the success of the BCIA and our industry.”