President’s Message: Farewell Roy and Welcome Nick!

Conchita Miranda

Life always presents curious coincidences…

We announced at the beginning of the year that one of our objectives this term was to have a Technical Director for ARM again.

We had a great one for years: Dr. Roy Crawford, working from Queen’s University at Belfast, served ARM as an extraordinary scientific Technical director.

When he moved to the opposite part of the world and took a lot of new responsibilities, he finished being our technical director, but ARM’s friendship with him never ended.

Roy was an erudite gentleman.  I learned a lot from him, and I am pretty sure that all rotomolders around the world can say the same.  He dedicated his life to research and sharing his knowledge, from Ireland to New Zealand.  From ARM to RotoWorld.  From his lab to the world.  Our industry owes much of our development over the decades to him.

The rotomolding industry worldwide will never forget him.

Last month, already retired and enjoying his free time, Roy passed away.  At the same time, ARM was coming to an agreement with our new Technical Director.  It is like if our dear Professor left his baton to Dr. Nick Henwood.

So, as always in life, sad moments just come with good ones, and hope and excitement for the future make us rise and be optimistic.

Having Dr. Nick Henwood as our new Technical Director will help ARM and the industry to take next steps, to go further, and to grow big.

Dr. Henwood has been involved with rotomolding since the mid-80s and served on the ARM Board of Directors. You can read more about his new role as our technical director here.

Farewell Roy!  Welcome Nick!  Thank you both for being part of this great Association.

Conchita Miranda is the President of ARM and the Director General of Operadora MPK.

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