22 May 2024

British Compressed Air Society appoints Cliff Warne to Board

New BCAS Executive Director

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Cliff Warne as Executive Director.

Cliff, who joins the Society with a wealth of engineering and commercial experience gained in manufacturing and process roles, will work alongside Vanda Jones, during an initial transition period.

Starting his career as an engineering trainee at Mars Confectionary, Cliff is a well-respected figure in the pump and process market, having worked for over 20 years at AxFlow. This included 15 years in leadership roles as well as engineering and product management roles.  It is this proven track record of engineering sales and building strong commercial relationships that Cliff will take into his new role with BCAS.

Warne commented: “I have supported customers in a diverse range of industrial sectors, from chemical to oil and gas, food and beverage to nuclear industries and understand the challenges they face.  Whether it’s the rising cost of energy, managing raw materials and costs or compliance with legislation, end-customers are looking for the best advice from their suppliers to mitigate for these risks.

“This is where BCAS has an important role to play – acting as an independent, trusted source of advice and I very much look forward to working with end-users to help improve the efficiency of their compressed air systems.

“Our BCAS members are equally important, and I am keen to build on the excellent achievements of Vanda and the team and to continue to work closely with our distributor, manufacturer and end-use members. This includes our important lobbying work to ensure the best outcomes for end-users as new legislation and regulations are introduced, as well as continuing to develop our training portfolio.”

Commenting on Cliff’s appointment, Mark Ranger, BCAS President added: “We are delighted to welcome Cliff to the BCAS team and send him a very warm welcome from all of the BCAS board members.  His wealth of experience in the industrial sector, combined with his proven leadership skills will be a great asset to the Society.

“Vanda and Cliff will work together during this transition period to continue to deliver best value for our members and to ensure the Society remains a source of independent and trusted advice to compressed air end-users.”