Martyn Bridges Appointed OFTEC Chairman

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, Bosch Group 2012

Last week, Martyn Bridges, our Director of Marketing and Technical Support, was inaugurated as the new Chair of the Oil Firing Technical Association [OFTEC]. The ceremony, which lasted around two hours, took place in London.

Martyn, who has sat on a number of OFTEC committees since the organisation was formed in 1991, now starts a two-year spell as chairman. During his acceptance speech Martyn touched on the current shape of the market and the future of the heating industry. He outlined his plans to address the need for a wider take-up of more efficient appliances, as well as greater acknowledgement of biofuel under the Government’s Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI).

Suffice to say, Martyn is delighted at the chance to be able to work more closely with OFTEC and said: “I am extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to take up this role within an organisation which is key to the on-going development of the domestic oil heating and cooking industry.

“I have been in the heating industry for 35 years and involved with OFTEC for over 20 years, so I look forward to helping OFTEC continue the challenge of preserving the oil market, encouraging the uptake of high efficiency oil-fired appliances and growing the combination of oil and renewable solutions.”

Martyn has worked for Worcester since 1986, when he joined as a technical services engineer. Since then, he’s worked in a number of different roles and departments until taking up his present position in 2005.

Martyn’s new role ha
s been welcomed by all the team at Worcester, and we are all thrilled to be able to support him in this new chapter.

Sue Pennington, Consumer Brand Manager.

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