The former Managing Director and Chairman of Unwin Safety Systems, Campbell McKee together with the Executive Director of Mobility Choice, Jacqui Jones will act as President and Secretary/Treasurer respectively for an initial 3-year period.
“On behalf of Autoadapt I would like to thank Øistein Hagfors and Kim Delderfield for their work during the last six years. To Campbell McKee and Jacqui Jones, we extend our best wishes. With new powers and impulses we believe that together we can strengthen EMG’s position as a common and strong voice to raise awareness and improve our industry.“ Says Autoadapt’s Executive Vice President Peter Wahlsten.
Campbell McKee comments his new appointment: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role with the EMG, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. I look forward to developing the Group`s objectives to raise quality standards in the provision of vehicles adapted for disabled people, and encouraging closer co-operation between the automotive industry and vehicle adaptation suppliers.”
“I am already in contact with many of the EMG members from my work with the Mobility Roadshow and look forward to working with them and other members on a broader platform. There are great opportunities for developing new projects and events with the Group that can bring huge benefits to a wider audience.” Says newly appointed EMG Secretary/Treasurer, Jacqui Jones.
The European Mobility Group has over 40 full members plus a number of associate members. A recent major success for the EMG was to achieve European CEN approval on 16th October for its Car Adaptation Protocol Initiative (CAPI) headed by Autoadapt CEO Håkan Sandberg and supported by EMG members. This sets a minimum common standard for vehicle adaptations; the next stage will be to ensure more general adoption of the standard by EU stakeholders.