Ken Hall, Managing Director of Calpeda’s UK operations, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2016 UK Pump Industry Awards for his services to the UK and European pump sector. The citation presented by the President of the BPMA, Peter Reynolds of Grundfos read:
“Having served as a Marine Engineer, Ken moved into the pump industry in the early 1980s, initially as a Contracts Engineer in the mining and oil pump sector, later moving into a technical sales role. He has served with Calpeda since 1986 where he has held positions including; Sales Manager, Sales Director and since 1995 Managing Director. In addition to heading up the company`s UK and Ireland operations, he also assists their head office in Italy, providing technical and commercial sales support, and he looks after their legislative, energy and environmental policy.
Ken has been a member of the BPMA council for over 20 years, and held the position of BPMA President on two occasions. He remains a Director and Council member and is the UK representative on the Council of the European Pump Manufacturers Federation (Europump) having and served as their President in 2007 and 2008. Ken was the architect and driving force behind Europump`s acclaimed energy policy ‘ECOPUMP’, and has promoted the pump industry European and UK energy policy at events and conferences across the world including; the USA, South Africa, India, and China. He is also been appointed to the role of Energy Councillor, a special advisor to Europump Council on energy and environmental policy”.