The Construction Products Association (CPA) has named Carl Arntzen as its new Chairman. Carl steps into the role on 11 April, after the CPA’s 2017 annual general meeting. He succeeds John Sinfield who has stepped down from the role after three years as Chairman.
Carl is currently CEO for Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd, having originally joined in 1984 as a Product Development Engineer. After working in Product Development for several years, he then moved in to more commercial orientated roles in Product Management and then Marketing Management.
Following national and international roles throughout the Sales, Marketing and Service organisation, Carl was appointed Managing Director in October 2011 and CEO in 2015 for the whole of Bosch Thermotechnology’s operations in the UK and Ireland. This includes the residential business operating under the Worcester Bosch brand and the Commercial Industrial business operating under the Bosch brand.
Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, said: “The CPA are delighted to welcome Carl on board. His extensive track record together with his understanding of the industry will play a tremendous role as we begin to navigate a post-EU landscape. We wish him every success in his new role with us.”
Carl Arntzen added: “I am delighted to join the CPA as Chairman and look forward to contributing to its growth; and being an advocate for what is such an important UK industry. We will continue to work with government to ensure the construction sector remains competitive and relevant for industry colleagues; it's going to be a challenging but exciting process. I am impressed by the talent here who are making a significant contribution in helping to shape the CPA."
The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. We are committed to raising the profile of our industry and members’ businesses, helping grow the market and reducing regulatory risk. The sector directly provides jobs for 300,000 people across 22,000 companies and has an annual turnover of more than £55 billion. The CPA is the leading voice to promote and campaign for this vital UK industry.
The CPA produces a range of economic reports including the quarterly Construction Industry Forecasts, Construction Trade Surveys and the State of Trade Surveys. All are available to members or subscribers via our website.
Much of the CPA’s work is focused on serving as the first point of contact for politicians and policy makers requiring advice and information about matters that affect construction products or the wider construction industry. This includes understanding the need for investment into manufacturing or the built environment, new housing and energy-saving retrofitting of the existing housing stock; helping to develop effective, UK and EU legislation, regulations and product standards; and promoting the role of manufacturers in delivering a resource efficient built environment.
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Emma Salmon, CPA Marketing and Communications Executive
Tel: 020 7323 3770
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