SHAPA elects Peter Guttridge as new chairman

Wednesday 01 May, 2013

SHAPA elects Peter Guttridge as new chairman

Guttridge Ltd is pleased to announce that company chairman Peter Guttridge has been elected as the new chair of the Solids Handling and Process Association (SHAPA). SHAPA is the UK's leading specialist association for the solids handling and processing industry. Mr Guttridge takes over the chair from immediate effect and will be in post for two years.

An engineer with more than 30 years experience, Peter Guttridge brings unrivalled knowledge of the UK materials handling industry and the expertise associated with heading up one of the UK’s leading manufacturers in this sector.

“I’m both honoured and delighted to be elected chair of such a highly valued business association,” said Peter Guttridge. “SHAPA fulfils an important role in the bulk materials handling industry, providing numerous opportunities for networking and education that support the efforts of member companies in serving customers and maintaining a competitive edge. Over the coming year I will be working hard to ensure that the organisation continues to thrive and grow.”

SHAPA was formed nearly 30 years ago by a group of specialist materials handling machinery manufacturers. Guttridge Ltd has been involved for many years and has seen the association grow in terms of its strength and reach to its present size of 108 member companies. Quarterly meetings attract an excellent turnout with many members routinely sending representation. In addition the association’s technical committee has produced a number of informative industry guides:

“SHAPA meetings are characterised by a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere and the free exchange of experience and knowledge,” continues Peter Guttridge. “Events planned for 2013 range from a digital marketing workshop to a day specifically designed to support young engineers just starting their careers. I’m looking forward to an interesting and enjoyable year.”

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About Guttridge

With a foundation of 50 years of experience, Guttridge is a flourishing company, globally respected for delivering well-engineered, reliable materials handling solutions that continue to anticipate dramatically changing industrial needs.