20 Feb 2024

BCAS appoints Steven Rohan as new President

BCAS president

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Steven Rohan as its new president.

Rohan is the division engineering manager for Parker Gas Separation and Filtration Division – Europe, Middle East and Africa and takes over the role from immediate past president, Mark Ranger from Atlas Copco. Having held the role of vice president for the past two years, Rohan is keen to build upon the excellent foundations set by the Society’s predecessors and to ensure that BCAS continues to play its crucial role in driving progress in the compressed air industry.

Rohan commented: “It is an honour to be appointed as the 59th president of BCAS, a society that has been at the forefront of promoting safety and best practice in the compressed air industry for more than 90 years.

“The world is changing rapidly. We are facing new challenges from the increasing demand for energy efficiency and more cleaner and sustainable technologies. With this comes changing legislation and standards in a post-Brexit regulatory landscape and, BCAS has a key part to play in representing its broad membership and as an independent voice of the compressed air industry.

“To add further value for our membership, during my tenure I will also focus on talent acquisition and development. Our training and development portfolio and qualification programs will be broadened and strengthened, forming closer partnerships with the education sector. This will support the aim to attract more talent to our industry and our members’ businesses.”

As part of the Society’s ongoing plans to boost growth, the BCAS team will be strengthened further too.  Vanda Jones will continue in post, providing governance and stability while a new executive director is appointed, before continuing in the new role as company secretary.

Tim Preece, as technical officer continues to expand the Society’s remit in the areas of EU and global standards and legislation, and a new training and development officer will be announced shortly.  Frances Marsh also continues in her vital role as society administrator, providing membership support to manufacturer, distributor and end-user members.

Commenting on Steven’s appointment, Vanda Jones, BCAS Executive Director added: “At board level we now have a wealth of experience across the team, with a balance of manufacturer and distribution directors to better represent our membership.  This ensures we continue to support all our stakeholders on the issues that matter most to their businesses – whether it’s lobbying for changes in legislation to deliver a better outcome for customers, providing guidance on energy reduction or delivering technical training.

“It is an exciting time for Steven to be leading the BCAS board and I look forward to working with him to support all our members and compressed air end users.”