NES Rentals’ Andy Studdert elected president of IPAF
Andy Studdert, chairman & CEO of US-based NES Rentals, was elected as the new president of the International Powered Access Federation at the IPAF annual general meeting (AGM) on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. He succeeds Steve Couling, managing director of the IAPS Group.
Nick Selley, group business development of AFI-Uplift, was elected deputy president, and Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, was elected vice president of IPAF.
Highlights of the annual results were presented at the meeting by outgoing IPAF President Steve Couling and IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.
IPAF achieved a 9.4% increase in revenue, reaching $7 million in 2014, up by $600,000 over 2013. This increased revenue produced a surplus of 3.2%. All surpluses are re-invested in safety, membership and training activities in line with the aims of the not-for-profit Federation.
The accounts and financial statement audited by CLB Coopers show IPAF closing 2014 slightly above budget set by members of the IPAF Council, the Federation’s governing body, as well as the gradual accumulation of reserves to meet the target set by Council.
Membership increased by 6.9% from 1,037 to 1,109 in 2014. A record number of 137,429 people were trained by IPAF-approved training centers in 2014. This is an increase of 7.9% over the 127,365 people trained in 2013.