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EDA Vice President role for CEF Director of Operations

October 23, 2019

CEF Director of Operations, Chris Ashworth, has taken office as the EDA’s Vice President, serving until March 2021. This appointment further strengthens the EDA’s Presidential Team: he’ll work alongside the current President, Rexel UK’s Chris Gibson, and immediate Past President, Simon Barkes of BEMCO.

With over 34 years’ experience in wholesaling in the UK and Germany, all with CEF, Chris Ashworth joined the EDA’s Board of Management in March 2016. He volunteers as an EDA Education & Training Ambassador, a panel of senior influencers who help drive the EDA’s skills and training agenda for our sector. Hands-on too, Chris was one of the employer Trailblazers who developed the EDA-led Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Standard for wholesalers in England, as well as leading the team developing the Cables and Cable Management training course, one of the EDA’s newly-launched suite of 12 Product Knowledge Modules.

“To be given the opportunity to actively support our industry is an honour and responsibility at the same time, “said Chris, “I am looking forward to continuing those responsibilities in this new role.”

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