The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) has elected Jim Lowther of Xtralite as chairman, replacing Tom Ogilvie, who now occupies the vice chairman role.
Speaking about his appointment, Jim said: “I’m delighted to take on this new challenge at NARM. As an active member of the council for many years and former vice-chairman, I’m closely involved with the association’s ongoing work, and I look forward to playing an increased role in NARM’s mission to support excellence and innovation in the provision of natural daylight via rooflights.”
Jim continued: “NARM plays an important role in establishing definitions and standards pertaining to rooflighting, working with member companies, partner organistions and legislative bodies. For example, NARM technical representatives have liaised with DCLG and the industry advisory groups that worked on the development of Part L of the Building Regulations.”
Tom, vice chairman at NARM, added: “Daylighting has never been more at the forefront of architecture, than it is today. As an abundant, renewable natural resource, it is increasingly recognised to have a major impact on our wellbeing, and on the environmental impact of the buildings we occupy. As a result, our industry is changing fast, and NARM has an important role to help identify and encourage the spread of best practice.”
NARM officers are nominated and voted for by the membership, in regular council elections, the chairmanship being a two-year position. Other officers elected in the 2019 election are: Bill Hawker of Brett Martin Daylight Systems – technical; Jeremy Dunn of Glazing Vision – product standards; Ian Weakford of Hambleside Danelaw – marketing; Terry Tume of Coxdome – council member; and Chris Avery of Hambleside Danelaw – treasurer.