Atlas Copco’s Mark Ranger takes on BCAS VP role

Mark Ranger

THE British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Mark Ranger as its new vice president.

Mark, who is business line manager oil-free air at Atlas Copco, has been a BCAS board member for the past two years and chair of the compressor committee for over six years.

He said, “An important part of BCAS’ role is to ensure that standards are upheld and to promote the safe and efficient use of compressed air and vacuum products and systems. I will therefore be supporting Jason (Morgan, BCAS president) to further enhance our training and development offer, for both our members and industry users, particularly in the areas of legislation and standards.

“The society already offers a wealth of training on important regulations such as the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations (PSSR) and competent examiner courses, supported by impartial advice on areas including compressed air efficiency, air treatment and air quality best practice to name a few. I look forward to working with the board to ensure that BCAS continues to act as an important source of impartial information to the industry as a whole, including our own members and end-users.”

Vanda Jones, executive director for BCAS added, “Mark has already played a vital role as a Board member for the past two years. I am delighted to welcome him to his new position and look forward to working closely with him. At this time of Brexit uncertainty, the society plays an even more important role in helping advise both members and end-users on legislation. We have an active input into proposed UK and European legislation and standards, which means we can help customers to understand their obligations and be compliant, however large or small their operation. Mark’s extensive industry experience will help us to shape the Society for the future and to support our members further still.”

Mark will transition to the position of BCAS President in November 2020 at the annual BCAS ball, following Jason Morgan’s two-year term.