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Association of British Mining Equipment Companies announces new Vice President

WAKEFIELD/ENGLAND, July 29, 2013 - The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) announced the appointment of Paul Briggs, Business Director of Davis Derby Limited, as Vice President. The role demonstrates a large commitment to the association and its membership, with a two year stint followed by election to the President’s position for a further two years. Briggs will be supporting and working closely with the recently elected President, Martin Cain, and Chief Executive Officer at Dosco.

Following his early electrical engineering training with the National Coal Board, in 1982 Paul Briggs was appointed the youngest Charge Engineer in Derbyshire followed by a further progression as  the Systems Engineer with responsibility for supervisory monitoring and controls.
Joining Davis Derby in 1989, he further advanced his career with this long established leader in the field of communications, signalling and control systems, and played a key role in the introduction and development of PLC type controls for mines. Headquartered in Derby, the company is a long established exporter and today has subsidiaries in Russia and Kazakhstan together with representation throughout the world coal mining industry.