In May of 2012, whilst attending the HRIA Convention in Australia I was approached by Phil Tindle and Tim Mikkelsen representing HIANZ (Hire Industry Association of New Zealand) with a proposal for EWPANZ and HIANZ to share their administrative functions and management.
The idea of this was to have a common administrative and management body but leave the two associations to run separately. I felt this idea had great potential for the growth and efficiencies of the EWPANZ especially with the administrative side of things which is an area that we have struggled at times.
I have observed numerous times, the success of HRIA (Hire and Rental Industry Association) and EWPA Australia working side by side in a similar way. In fact, at the recent HRIA convention they shared a stand together at the trade show. Together they have a very strong and highly organised presence in the Australian market. To be able to push EWPANZ to a level such as this could only be beneficial for our organization and industry.
It was agreed that Phil would present this idea to the EWPANZ at the 2012 AGM in A
The proposal was met with great positivity and enthusiasm and it was therefore decided that a Memorandum of Understanding would be created and actioned for the go forward.
Since the AGM that Memorandum has been generated and signed. Phil Tindle has now assumed the role of Chief Executive for the Elevating Work Platform Association of New Zealand (Inc.) and will be handling all functions and responsibilities associated with this role. Phil has a proven track record as the General Manager of HIANZ which has gone from strength to strength since he took over. I am excited and look forward to working with him as we strive to grow and expand the EWPANZ.
Lastly, I would like to thank and acknowledge all the people who have given their precious time and efforts over the years ensuring the association has grown to the point it is at now. I look forward to your continued support as we prepare to take things to a whole new level.
Clint Norgrove | PRESIDENT
Elevating Work Platform Association of New Zealand (Inc.)