Select Re-Appoints Eric Rae as President

The campaigning trade body for Scotland’s electro-technical industry, Select, has re-appointed Eric Rae as its president.

Rae has had a great influence in Select activity in the North East and Aberdeen for a number of years and was first elected to the post last year, now entering his second year in office.

He will maintain his full schedule of strategy discussions and branch involvement, along with a focus on areas of interest such as public sector procurement, health and safety, employment affairs and training.

Rae said that he is delighted to extend his time in the role of president and will seek to carry on the body’s mission of influencing legislation that will benefit the industry in the long term.

He continued: “Select has done, and continues to do, sterling work to create industry conditions which enable member firms to both provide a quality service to their clients and to maintain the high standards that characterise electrical installation in Scotland and, of course, Select.”

Select’s Managing Director, Newell McGuinness, said that Eric has proved his ability as a conscientious and able president and has always put the interests of the industry first.

McGuinness added: “We are very pleased that he will be in post for another successful year, directing his energies to seeking and securing outcomes which create the infrastructure for a sustainable future not only for the industry but for the Scottish economy as a whole.”

Meanwhile, Select’s Head of External Affairs, David Wright, also welcomed the news as he stated that Rae has brought experience and influence to the role of president.

Wright believes that Rae will continue to serve the interests of the industry and the body looks to carry on its campaign for statutory regulation of the industry in order to protect Scottish householders from poor quality work carried out by those who are not qualified to do so.


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