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Kevin Minton to retire

Kevin Minton, chief executive of the UK heavy equipment rental association the CPA, is to step down at the end of the year. As a result, the association has launched the process of identifying a successor.

Minton has been with the CPA for 15 years and will remain with the organisation through the first quarter of 2023 in order to help with a smooth handover. By this time he will be 66. He joined the association as technical and safety manager in 2007, and was promoted to director in 2014 and chief executive in 2018.
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Kevin Minton

In a letter to Members, he said: "I have had the privileges of leading this association, and a great team of professional and dedicated staff since 2018, and of being part of Colin Wood’s team for 11 years before that. The time is right now for a change, and I will be pleased to hand control to a new chief executive who can lead the association on challenges the sector will face in the near future, such as rising costs of doing business, a widespread skills shortage and decarbonisation."

CPA president Brian Jones added: "It has been a pleasure to work with Kevin over the past 15 years and we wish him well for his retirement. Thanks to his efforts and those of the CPA team, the association is in a stronger place than ever before. We continue to develop our support for Members and to put construction plant hire at the forefront of policy makers’ minds. Membership is growing, and CPA Council is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities.”


In light of the worsening economic climate with the short-term horizon looking extremely precarious; the question has to be asked if there is room for three industry associations; IPAF, CPA and the HAE?
Is this not now time for consolidation and customer-focussed support providing members with genuine valuable tangible benefits?

Sep 1, 2022