John Felgate, head of technical at heating products manufacturer Stiebel Eltron UK, has been appointed as chairman of the Domestic Heat Pump Association (DHPA).
The role will see John, who has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, represent the DHPA in advising and lobbying the Department for Energy and Climate Change, providing industry insights to drive innovation and inform legislation in the future.
The association, which is run and managed by the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association, was formed by the UK’s leading heat pump manufacturers. Its aim is to provide an outlet for the industry’s views and concerns in Whitehall.
John said: “The organisation serves a vital purpose in maintaining our industry’s influence on government legislation, which is more important than ever as we look towards a future outside the European Union.
“I am looking forward to working with my peers, industry colleagues and the government to develop policies that can position the UK as a world leader in renewable energy.”