Two New Directors Appointed

Stuart Hicks from Kemper System and Gary Hemmings from Westwood Liquid Technologies were officially appointed by our members at our recent AGM and will be collectively responsible with the Board for providing strategic guidance to the management team.

Stuart Hicks is UK marketing manager at Kemper System. Since 2011, he has been an integral member of the LRWA marketing committee, which he now chairs. Throughout this time, he has helped to deliver the association’s corporate video, new website and digital members pack.

With more than 20 years’ experience of the roofing and waterproofing industry, Gary Hemmings has worked with some of the largest names in the flat roofing industry. In 2013, he helped to launch WestWood Liquid Technologies, the UK subsidiary of WestWood Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Germany, and is now its managing director.

Cliff Weston, chairman of the LRWA said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gary and Stuart to the board. Their appointments mean that for the first time, the LRWA has six directors instead of four, reflecting the growth of the association within the last 7 years.

“We want to establish a diverse leadership team that’s made up of people offering different but complementary skills and that is represents of our growing membership. Gary and Stuart tick all of these boxes, bringing specialist knowledge, experience and fresh thinking to the LRWA and its members.”

Speaking about his appointment, Stuart commented: “As someone that’s been heavily involved in the LRWA for several years, I’m looking forward to building on this experience and working more closely with the other directors.

“The LRWA continues to evolve and grow, so it’s an exciting time to be joining the board.”

Gary added: “Westwood Liquid Technologies has been a LRWA member for the last five years, so I have experienced first-hand the benefits of the association. It’s a privilege to be invited onto the board and have the opportunity to play a part in its future success.”