John Newcomb, managing director of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been elected as an officer of the Construction Products Association (CPA) at its AGM on April 19, 2016.
Mr Newcomb will hold the non-executive position of vice chairman on the CPA’s Executive Committee, becoming the first BMF MD to hold this position.
The BMF says the CPA represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials and is the leading voice to promote and campaign for this major industry.
Mr Newcomb will continue to sit on the CPA’s Trade Association Council, formed of senior personnel from member trade associations, which considers strategic issues of relevance to the construction products industry and agrees Association policies and priorities in relation to these.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Newcomb said: “I am a great supporter of the CPA which plays an essential role supporting the interests of UK construction product manufacturers and suppliers, many of whom are BMF members. I am looking forward to playing a full role on the Executive Committee.”
Diana Montgomery, CEO of the Construction Products Association, added: “The BMF and its members play a valuable role in the construction materials supply chain. I have no doubt that John will be a valuable asset on the CPA Executive Committee, and look forward to working with him.”