Alastair Stannah.

Alastair Stannah. (Photo: © Stannah)

LEIA: New President and Vice President


LEIA has appointed Alastair Stannah, Managing Director of Stannah Lifts, as its new President and Paul Turner, Technical Director of Schindler, as its new Vice President.

LEIA (Lift and Escalator Industry Association) is the UK trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry.

Alastair Stannah has been with the Stannah family business for more than 20 years. He currently heads up their new lift and service business in the UK and has served as a member of the LEIA Board for 12 years.

A major challenge in 2021

Paul Turner. Photo: © Philip Reeson Photography / SchindlerPaul Turner. Photo: © Philip Reeson Photography / Schindler

Alastair Stannah has commented on his appointment saying "I look forward to working with Nick Mellor and his team. The changes that Brexit has brought to the industry in terms of new product certification requirements are going to be a major challenge in 2021, combined with the ongoing impact of the pandemic on how we work in support of our customers."

Paul Turner has worked in the lift and escalator industry for over 20 years, working for both large lift companies and subcontractor businesses. He is Technical Director for Schindler UK and Ireland and a member of the Schindler UK and Ireland Board of Management.

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