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LEIA President Alastair Stannah (left) and Vice President Paul Turner (right).

LEIA, the UK trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, has announced Alastair Stannah, Managing Director of Stannah Lifts as its new President and Paul Turner, Technical Director of Schindler as its new Vice President.

Alastair Stannah has been with the Stannah family business for more then 20 years. He currently heads up the stairlift and homelift manufacturer’s new lift and service business in the UK and has served as a member of the LEIA Board for 12 years.

Alastair commented: “I am delighted and honoured to become President of LEIA and look forward to working with Nick Mellor and his team, and the LEIA Board in further developing and raising standards in our industry.

“The changes that Brexit has bought to the industry in terms of new product certification requirements are going to be a major challenge in 2021, combined with the ongoing impact of the pandemic on how we work in support of our customers.”

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Paul Turner has worked in the lift and escalator industry for over 20 years, working for both large lift companies and subcontractor businesses. He is Technical Director for Schindler UK and Ireland and a member of the Schindler UK and Ireland Board of Management.

Paul commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be a member of the LEIA board, and very much look forward to positively supporting our members and industry by promoting stability and clarity as our industry moves to the next level.”

The global stairlift market is forecast to hit $1.3 billion by 2027 as the storm of COVID-19 passes and attentions turn to meet the needs of an ageing world who are increasingly embracing digital technology.

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