New CEO for CPA

CPA the UK equipment rental association that represents crane and telehandler rental companies, along with access and general rental businesses, has appointed Steven Mulholland as chief executive. He will officially take up the post on 12th August. The move follows the short lived stewardship of Stu McInroy last year.

Mulholland, 51, is currently chairman of the association having been appointed in late 2018 and has been a CPA Council member for 10 years. He has also been a board member of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) for many years.
Steven Mulholland

His application for the job follows the sale last year of the family rental company Mulholland Plant Services which he co-founded when just 26 - See: Thomas takes Mulholland.

His first taste of the rental industry came at the age of 15, when his school organised a two week work experience with what was then Vibroplant and is now Vp. As a result of the two week spell, he was offered an apprenticeship and remained with the company for 10 years or so, moving from the workshop to the service office, the hire desk, sales man and depot management.

CPA president Brian Jones said: “On behalf of the CPA Council, I congratulate Steven and I wish him every success in his new role as CPA chief executive. Steven has a tremendous amount of experience in the plant rental industry and having been the CPA chairman for over six years and a Council member for several more years, is familiar with the association, the CPA team and many of our members.”

Mulholland added: “I am delighted to continue my work with the CPA and look forward to commencing my new role. In my view, the most important factor is continuity. CPA Council members, CPA staff, along with the executive team, have all done a fantastic job to get our association to where it is today. It has grown in numbers and improved in professionalism in the services we are able to offer members, and this must continue in an ever-changing world.”

At the same time the CPA’s communications manager, Adam Godwin has been made a director reporting to the new chief executive. He joins the CPA more than 19 years ago and has been involved in a full range of the association’s activities over the years.