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AWCI announce appointment of new Executive Officer

AWCI announce the appointment of new Executive Officer.

February 2016

Stuart Phelps, National President of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI), has welcomed the appointment of Richard Arkinstall as the
new AWCI Executive Officer.

Richard has over 10 years’ experience in the New Zealand construction industry and comes to the AWCI from BRANZ where he held General Manager and Marketing Management positions. He has substantial experience in the management and governance of service oriented organisations.

“The AWCI has been experiencing significant growth as our members provide the quality finish required for some of the most visible parts of a new build or renovation. We are very pleased to have Richard with us to continue raising the profile of our member’s work,” says Stuart.

“It’s vital that AWCI certified members are trade qualified and possess the necessary skills to adhere to strict workmanship guidelines for the New Zealand consumer. As the new executive officer, Richard will be working to continually build the AWCI brand that the industry and homeowners can rely on,” he said.

Richard replaces long-time industry stalwart and current AWCI Executive Officer, John Parkin, who stepped down, after 4 years in the role.

“I would like to acknowledge the amazing contribution John has made to the growth of the AWCI. As an ex-president, life member and latterly as executive officer, John has been the foundation of many successes and we thank him deeply for all his work.” says Stuart.

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