New President, new Board for TPAA
A NEW executive team to lead our association’s activities in the forthcoming year was approved and installed during the 2016 Annual General Meeting late in October. Incoming President Gerry Gardiner tells your Editor that he is pleased to have accepted the position of President of TPAA. In stressing that he will be ably supported on the 2015/2016 TPAA Council by Kerry Bloor, of Lumber One(NZ) and Jack Norton as TPAA National Secretary, he explained that he would not have felt confident in taking on this commitment without their support.
They will operate as an executive team and look forward to growing the number of active members so that TPAA can be truly representative of all of the treatment industry. Gerry agrees that a lot has been achieved by our Past President, Garrie James, for which we must thank him and that Jack “has been tireless” in his efforts to modernise TPAA, particularly with the work he has undertaken on the new TPAA website.
Mr Gardiner has a long involvement with the Australian timber industry, having operated his own business as a timber Importer for some thirty years and more recently as a business owner of itreat Timber, in Brisbane. Furthermore, he has held numerous roles within the industry on bodies such as the Queensland Timber Importers and the Australian Timber Importers Associations and he currently represents the ATIA on the AS 1604 Standards Committee (TM-012). Gerry Gardiner, (President) - itreat Timber Andrew Forster – Southeast Pine Angelo Hrastov - Lonza Elias Akle - Koppers Garrie James – Outdoor Timber Harry Greaves – Harry Greaves Consulting Ian Clarke – TimTech Chemicals Kerry Bloor – Timbalink NZ Lew Fisher – Fishers LOSP Pat Shelton – Shelton Timber Peter Webb - IVS Warren Banks – Kop-Coat NZ Wayne Lewis - Koppers 2015/2016 Technical Committee: Harry Greaves (Chairman), Ronald Clawson, Laurie Cookson, Stephen Crimp, Richard Forrester, Mark Fortune, James Hague, Greg Jensen, Jack Norton, Rick White, Kerry Bloor, Noel Coxhead, Tim Evans.