Val Ledden has been appointed as Managing Director of Volvo Construction Equipment Limited, the wholly owned dealer for Great Britain.
Previously Sales Director and deputy M.D., Val takes over from Rob Dicker who has been appointed as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Volvo Construction Equipment Group in Brussels.
Fresh off the back of his highly successful trip to Istanbul as the IDE representative at the latest EDA seminar, John Woodward has been elected vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers.
A lifelong demolition man, Woodward has been a member of the IDE for many years, most recently acting as the Institute’s events chairman.
“I am honoured to have been elected as IDE vice president and I look forward to working with the new president, Terry Quarmby, to really drive the institute forwards,” Woodward says. “We have huge plans for the IDE, many of which I explained to the delegates at the EDA event in Turkey. With the backing of the IDE council and its members, we can now bring those plans to fruition.”
JCB has announced a further 398 redundancies as it reduces production at UK factories by 34% for the last two months of the year and for the first quarter of 2009.
The plant manufacturer has already announced over 700 job losses this year but said the extreme deterioration in business levels and confidence around the world has lead to a significant reduction in orders.
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors’ press officer Mark Anthony used the EDA seminar to unveil the Federation’s new guidance notes on the safe use of mobile crushers in a demolition environment.
His presentation can be viewed in this exclusive video:
KHL title D&RI launched the 2009 Demolition Awards at the European Demolition Association seminar in Istanbul, Turkey last weekend. In an exclusive video sponsored by C&D Consultancy, Demolition News brings you that launch by D&Ri editor, Lindsay Gale.