Kenny Wright, business development manager for Servtech, has been elected chairman of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), the leading representative organisation for the lifting equipment industry. Oliver Auston, managing director of Checkmate Lifting and Safety, has been chosen to serve as vice chairman.
Speaking after LEEA’s AGM at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, on November 15th 2013, Kenny Wright said: “LEEA has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last few years, both in terms of membership and the range of training and accreditation services it provides. It is a huge privilege to serve as chairman, and my priority is to support the work of the board and employees of LEEA as they implement our future development plans and further enhance the association’s worldwide reputation.” He added: “I also hope to encourage the widest possible participation by our members, and will be listening carefully to their aims and aspirations for LEEA in the years ahead.”
Trained as an electrical engineer, Kenny Wright has worked in sales and business development roles in the lifting equipment industry since taking a position with Lloyds British over twenty years ago. He joined Servtech, a Sparrows Group company, from EnerMech in August 2013. Kenny has also served as chair of the Aberdeen Crane Forum for the past two decades and been an active member of OMHEC (Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee) for many years.