Nigel Smith, sales manager at Centa Tranmissions, is the new chairman of the British Marine Federation (BMF) Engines & Equipment Association.
Smith, who has vast experience of the global marine industry and who spent 2014 in the role of vice chairman for the Association, has helped to support and promote the BMF for the last four years whilst Centa is a long standing member with over 20 years involvement.
Commenting on his appointment, Smith said: “The BMF is unique in that it is made up of a diverse array of associations, bringing people together from a variety of areas including equipment manufacturers like Centa through to commercial marine and pleasure craft businesses.
“It is my aim to continue the Engines & Equipment Association’s support for members with a view to facilitating new working partnerships and enhancing existing ones for their mutual benefit. We have some fantastic members who are producing highly innovative products and are committed to growing the marine engine and equipment manufacturing business. “
Concludes Smith: “It’s my job to promote what we do and ensure our members’ efforts are recognised by Government and other groups associated with standards, classification and the industry in general. We have some great people and member organisations that are at the forefront of technology and we need to make sure everyone knows exactly what we can achieve, together.”