LEIA new President and Vice

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LEIA new President and Vice

LEIA, the UK trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, announces Alastair Stannah, Managing Director of Stannah Lifts as its new President and Paul Turner, Technical Director of Schindler as its new Vice President.

Both appointments are effective 4 February 2021.

For more information: www.leia.co.uk

Alastair Stannah has been with the Stannah family business for more then 20 years. He currently heads up their new lift and service business in the UK and has served as a member of the LEIA Board for 12 years.

Alastair has commented on his appointment saying “I am delighted and honoured to become President of LEIA and look forward to working with Nick Mellor and his team, and the LEIA Board in further developing and raising standards in our industry.  The changes that Brexit has bought to the industry in terms of new product certification requirements are going to be a major challenge in 2021, combined with the ongoing impact of the pandemic on how we work in support of our customers.”

Paul Turner has worked in the lift and escalator industry for over 20 years, working for both large lift companies and subcontractor businesses. He is Technical Director for Schindler UK and Ireland and a member of the Schindler UK and Ireland Board of Management.

Paul commented on his appointment as the new Vice President saying, “I am absolutely delighted to be a member of the LEIA board, and very much look forward to positively supporting our members and industry by promoting stability and clarity as our industry moves to the next level.”

About Leia

LEIA is the trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, formed in 1997 by the merging of two long-standing associations with a history dating back to 1932. With a membership of 155 UK registered companies covering 85% of the lift and escalator industry, LEIA represents a single voice for the sector. LEIA members supply passenger and goods/service lifts, stairlifts, homelifts, lifting platforms, escalators, passenger conveyors and a range of component parts for such products. LEIA members also undertake the maintenance of over 250,000 products falling within the scope of the Association.