Preserving the oil market…..

….That is the challenge for Martyn Bridges, Worcester, Bosch Group’s director of marketing and technical support who has been appointed as the new chairman of OFTEC

The appointment, which takes effect on 25th April 2013, sees Martyn commence a two-year spell as chairman of the organisation, for which he has sat on various committees since its inception in 1991.

Having started his Worcester career as a technical services engineer in 1986, Martyn has since worked in a number of roles and departments before taking up his present position, which he has held since 2005. Martyn is responsible for the training, marketing, engineering services, product management and standards departments and is also involved in a number of Bosch-wide design and product committees.

Martyn commented: “I am extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to take up this role within an organisation which is key to the ongoing development of the domestic heating industry.

“I have been in the heating industry for 35 years and involved with OFTEC for over 20 years so I look forward to helping OFTEC continue the challenge of preserving the oil market, encouraging the uptake of high efficiency oil-fired appliances and growing the combination of oil and renewable solutions.”