Fork Lift Truck Association Appoints New Chief Executive

Apr 17 | 2019

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has appointed Tim Waples, one of the most experienced and best respected figures in the materials handling industry as its new chief executive.

Tim WaplesTim’s appointment comes at a time when the recruiting and development of engineers within the fork truck sector has reached near-crisis point. In recruiting Tim, the FLTA will draw upon a lifetime of practical and strategic experience. Having begun his career as an apprentice, he rose rapidly through the ranks, working in both service and sales roles, ultimately becoming head of Doosan where he prioritised engineer training and dealer development.

Association Chairman Duncan Nealon said, “Tim is a natural and approachable leader with the ability to galvanise and develop those around him. He brings exceptional commercial experience and expertise to the post in what looks certain to mark a new era of growth for the Association. Beyond this he is a true ‘fork-trucker’ and is fluent in all things fork lift.”

The Fork Lift Truck Association is Europe’s largest representative body for all aspects of lift trucks and associated equipment.

Photo: Tim Waples