IPAF Councils

IPAF Council

IPAF’s governing body is the IPAF Council, which is composed of the IPAF Board members, Committee chairpersons, Country/Regional Council chairpersons and five directly elected members. Council members are elected for a two-year period by IPAF members. View Past Presidents of IPAF.

Board Members:

  • President: Norty Turner, United Rentals
  • Deputy President: Karin Nars, Dinolift
  • Vice President: Karel Huijser, JLG
  • Immediate Past President: Nick Selley, AFI-Uplift
  • CEO & Managing Director: Peter Douglas, IPAF
  • Director: Ben Hirst, Horizon Platforms
  • Director: Julie Houston Smyth, LOLEX Ltd
  • Director: Kai Schliephake, Partnerlift
  • Director: Pedro Torres, Riwal

Council Members:

  • Jacco de Kluijver, Genie
  • Arne Dirckinck-Holmfeld, PB Lifttechnik
  • Enrique Garcia Delgado, Snorkel
  • Phil Graysmark, LGMG Europe
  • Colin Hotchkiss, Nationwide Platforms
  • Marcello Plonski Brasil, RCB Locações de Equipamentos e Máquinas 
  • Susan Xu, Sinoboom

Committee Chairpersons

  • Manufacturers’ Technical Committee, Jim Waldron, Skyjack
  • Mast Climbing Work Platforms Committee, Kevin O’Shea, Hydro Mobile
  • Training Committee, Neil Beard, KNT Training
  • IPAF Rental+ Committee, Steven Gerrard, Speedy Hire Plc

IPAF Country and Regional Councils

IPAF country and regional councils consider specific issues and make recommendations to the IPAF Council for further discussion and action. They also organise national and regional activities that underpin and promote the safe use of powered access.

The current councils and chairpersons are:

  • Brazilian Country Council
    Celio Gonçalves, Aura Brasil Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda
  • Hong Kong Regional Council
    Tony Small, Gammon Construction
  • Irish Council
    David Meeke, Balloo Hire Centres Ltd
  • Italian Country Council
    Paolo Pianigiani, IMER
  • Singapore Country Council
    Shawn Ong, Galmon
  • Spanish Country Council
    Ivan Morodo, Haulotte Ibérica SL
  • Middle East Regional Council
    Peter Ellis, Halo 4 Safety FZO
  • UK Country Council
    Brian Stead, Nationwide Platforms
  • North American Regional Council
    Chair – Bal Guerrero, United Rentals, VP Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability (HSES)
    Member - William Holler, Diamond Bros Insurance, Senior Vice President
    Member - Kevin O'Shea, Hydro Mobile, Director of Safety
    Member- Mark Hinkel, Institute For Aerial Lift Safety, Owner
    Member - Greg Strid, Mastclimber LLC, General Manager
    Member - Scott SASSER, Palfinger, Platforms Division, Sales/Product Manager
    Member - Ian McGregor, Skyjack, Director of Product Safety
    Member - Jen Lombard, Lizzy Lifts, President
    Member - Randy DeCoteau, Terex AWP, Product Safety Engineer
    Member - Matthew Eckstine, Eckstine & Assoc, Director of Operations
    Member - Forrest Hester, Tutus Drop Prevention, Chief Development Officer
    Member - Tom Trinen, Service One Access, President
    Member - Sean Ward, Haulotte US, Regional Sales Manager
    Member - Pat Witte, MEC AWP, Vice President Global Sales & Business Development
    Member - Loren Hochhalter, TVH, Senior Regional Business Development Manager
    Immediate Past Chair - Ebbe CHRISTENSEN, Ruthmann-Reachmaster, President