05/03/17

New President at BPF Pipes Group Derek Muckle predicts a lively year ahead

A BPF Pipes Group press release

Derek Muckle, Radius Systems' Director of Innovation & Technology has been appointed BPF Pipes Group President, taking over from retiring President Chris King of Wavin.

The appointment has a two-year tenure, and Derek is keen to get started in his new role, commenting: "The BPF Pipes Group has a tremendous record in developing and raising standards in the utilities and construction industries, and I want to see more recognition for the work done highlighting and sharing best practice knowledge on plastic pipes in all of these areas, from large and small diameter utility applications to above and below ground heating, plumbing and storm water alleviation. Sharing knowledge with a broad range of end users and those at the cutting edge will help speed up the adoption of new innovations."

Derek was recently closely involved with the new guidance document from the BPF Pipes Group on fusion jointing, following on from the revised WIS 4-32-08 standard for fusion jointing PE80 and PE100 pressure pipeline systems. He has over 25 years' experience in the sector, developing plastic pipes and fittings for successful operation in the water, wastewater and gas industries.

Richard Hill from ACO Technologies has been appointed Vice-President of the BPF Pipes Group, also with a two-year tenure.

Radius Systems are a member of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group, the leading trade association representing manufacturers and material suppliers of plastic piping systems in the United Kingdom.

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