IPAF Taps New CEO and Managing Director

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Peter Douglas is the new CEO and managing director of IPAF.

The international Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has named Peter Douglas as its new CEO and managing director. He will be based in the U.K. and start on December 1.

Douglas was formerly managing director at Pullman Fleet Services and has served in senior management positions at Nationwide Platforms, according to Rental Equipment Register and Lift & Hoist Australasia.

“With Peter being based in the U.K., this will consolidate IPAF’s global headquarters and enable full-service support of the organization’s core market and membership, which in recent years has delivered more PAL Cards than ever before,” said Norty Turner, IPAF's president.

“I’m pleased to confirm our recruitment process has attracted some truly impressive candidates and that after such a competitive and wide-ranging search Peter has been selected to lead this organization as it continues to thrive and grow," said Andy Studdert, who served as interim CEO and helped lead the recruitment search. "I’m honored to hand over the leadership of IPAF to such a well qualified and enthusiastic CEO. Peter will take IPAF to the next level of excellence.”

IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense–through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programs.

The federation is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors, and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85 percent of platforms on the market.

Source: IPAF/Rental Equipment Register