NEWS 6 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS July/August 2023 www.hpmag.co.uk The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Cliff Warne as Executive Director. Cliff, who joins the Society with a wealth of engineering and commercial experience gained in manufacturing and process roles, will work alongside Vanda Jones, during an initial transition period. Starting his career as an engineering trainee at Mars Confectionary, Cliff is a well-respected figure in the pump and process market, having worked for over 20 years at AxFlow. This included 15 years in leadership roles as well as engineering and product management roles. It is this proven track record of engineering sales and building strong commercial relationships that Cliff will take into his new role with BCAS. Warne commented: “I have supported customers in a diverse range of industrial sectors, from chemical to oil and gas, food and beverage to nuclear industries and understand the challenges they face. British Compressed Air Society appoints Cliff Warne to Board Tom Parker named exclusive UK distributor for Oetiker Whether it’s the rising cost of energy, managing raw materials and costs or compliance with legislation, endcustomers are looking for the best advice from their suppliers to mitigate for these risks. “This is where BCAS has an important role to play – acting as an independent, trusted source of advice and I very much look forward to working with end-users to help improve the efficiency of their compressed air systems. “Our BCAS members are equally important, and I am keen to build on the excellent achievements of Vanda and the team and to continue to work closely with our distributor, manufacturer and end-use members. This includes our important lobbying work to ensure the best outcomes for end-users as new legislation and regulations are introduced, as well as continuing to develop our training portfolio.” Commenting on Cliff’s appointment, Mark Ranger, BCAS President added: “We are delighted to welcome Cliff to the BCAS team and send him a very warm welcome from all of the BCAS board members. His wealth of experience in the industrial sector, combined with his proven leadership skills will be a great asset to the Society. “Vanda and Cliff will work together during this transition period to continue to deliver best value for our members and to ensure the Society remains a source of independent and trusted advice to compressed air end-users.” Tom Parker Ltd has been named as the official Authorised UK Distributor for Oetiker in the UK, the Swiss-based global leader renowned for its pioneering ear clamp invention and top-tier connection technology. With an 80-year track record, Oetiker attributes its longevity and reputation to the production of high-quality, reliable products, coupled with exemplary service and strong, trustworthy supply chain partnerships. One such enduring partnership is with Tom Parker Ltd, which has been distributing Oetiker’s range of solutions in the UK for over two decades. Oetiker’s connection technology is widely applicable across numerous industries, ranging from automotive, industrial, and plumbing, to medical treatment lines, food and beverage, home appliances, irrigation systems, and electric vehicle chargers. Its solutions find versatile usage with various hose types, including flexible and inflexible thinwalled, rubber, and welding hoses, plastic tubing, and electrical cables. Oetiker’s original 1 and 2 ear clamps, invented by Hans Oetiker in 1942, remain a cornerstone of their product offering. Over time, they’ve introduced new solutions such as the DualHook Adjustable 259 range, featuring an internal StepLess smooth clamp, tailored for demanding high-performance applications. The StepLess 167 series ear clamp, constructed in stainless steel, represents another standout offering from the company. This clamp ensures a secure, smooth, leak-free seal, with uniform 360° compression, reflecting Oetiker’s commitment to precision engineering. Richard Parker, Sales Director at Tom Parker Ltd, voiced his enthusiasm as the chosen UK supplier for Oetiker by highlighting the long-standing partnership which reflects the trust in Oetiker’s products and its commitment to quality. Gary Powell of the Oetiker Group also emphasised the significance of reliable partners in upholding its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. He added that the collaboration with Tom Parker Ltd as part of the Authorised Distributors Programme has yielded outstanding results, setting the stage for a promising future.