David Meeke of Balloo Hire Centres has been elected as chairman of the Irish Country Council.
Meeke, the training manager at Balloo, was elected at the recent council meeting and takes over from Peter O'Riordan of Loxam Ireland.
Speaking of the appointment he said: “It is an honour to have been elected into this role. I look forward to making a real difference in the future of the powered access industry across Ireland. I hope that companies large and small will feel represented. I am also passionate about safety and will be promoting the safe use of all powered access machines on our island and further afield.“