Industry 'champion' wins Motion Control lifetime award
16 Apr 2018
The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rodney Stafford at this year’s Motion Control Industry Awards.
Stafford, who has worked for HPC compressors for over 45 years and is a past president of BCAS, was awarded the accolade in recognition of the “significant and consistent contribution he has made to the motion control industry over the duration of his career”.
Current president James Maziak who presented the award said:
“Rodney is a true champion of the vacuum and pressure industry. Starting as a regional sales manager for HPC in 1975, he has helped shape the company to become the successful business it is today.
“[His] contribution, together with his generosity in giving his time and sharing his expertise to others throughout the industry cannot be.”
Commenting on his award, Stafford remarked, “I was delighted and proud to receive this accolade. To be placed with so many high achievers was, in itself, a great reward and honour.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented jointly by BCAS, The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and the British Fluid Power Distributors’ Association (BFPDA).
* Thorite won UK Distributor of the Year accolade for the second year in succession at the awards. The firm was also a finalist in the Contribution to Skills and Training category.
Photo: (l to r) Jason Morgan, managing director HPC; Vanda Jones, executive director, British Compressed Air Society; Rodney Stafford, HPC; James Maziak, BCAS president and MD, Maziak Compressor Services