IPAF appoints new representative for China

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has appointed Tim Mo as its new representative for China and associated territories, with effect from 1 August 2023.

Mr Mo, who previously held a senior marketing position at a major European equipment manufacturer, will bring his expertise to a role supporting members in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. He will also be tasked with building engagement with IPAF safety campaigns and eLearning, developing member benefits and increasing collaboration with national institutions and contractors.

Romina Vanzi, IPAF’s head of regional development, said, “China has a significant and rapidly growing powered access industry and is a key market for IPAF to develop. Tim has an exceptional range of skills and experience and will certainly help drive engagement with our members and help raise awareness of safety issues – he will be a fantastic addition to the IPAF team. 

“It will be great to have him on board just in time for the IPAF Asia Conference 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, where many Chinese delegates are expected to be in attendance. It will be an ideal chance for Tim to introduce himself and vice versa.”

Ms Vanzi added, “Tim will shadow Bai Ri in the role and will take over full responsibility when he [Bai Ri] retires later this year. Bai Ri will show Tim the ropes and continue to assist in a consultancy and mentoring capacity even after his official retirement. We wish Tim a warm welcome and also express thanks for the work that Bai Ri has done for IPAF over many years.” 

On his new appointment, Mr Mo said, “When I learned there was a vacancy to be IPAF’s China representative, I jumped at the chance. IPAF is already very well known to me from my role with a manufacturing company, and I believe my knowledge of the industry and skills in marketing and customer engagement will be a very good fit for the new role as IPAF looks to progress key objectives and bring added value to members in China and across the wider Asia region. 

“I can’t wait to get started and look forward to meeting members and colleagues alike at the IPAF Asia Conference in August. I look forward to working closely with Bai Ri and I am sure he will be of great assistance in completing my induction.”

Raymond Wat, IPAF’s SEA regional general manager, commented, “Tim joins us as we mark a key milestone in the history of the federation, celebrating 40 years since IPAF’s foundation in 1983. The federation has come a long way in that time, not least in Asia, where membership continues to grow and we work hard to build engagement around our key safety, technical and training objectives.

“I’m sure Tim’s energy and experience will be a huge asset to IPAF; I look forward to welcoming him in his new role at the Asia Conference in Bangkok. The event will also be an opportunity to pass on our thanks to Bai Ri as he plans for life after retirement, while helping Tim settle into his new role.”