Off-Highway Research chairman David Phillips was one of the inaugural inductees to the UK Construction Equipment Association’s (CEA’s) Hall of Fame, at a celebration dinner following the association’s annual general meeting & conference in London on 22nd March.
Speaking at the event, CEA chief executive Rob Oliver said, “David and I first met over 30 years ago in Croydon at the offices of the predecessor organisation of the CEA. Since those days he has been a firm friend and supporter of the CEA – and has helped our work in innumerable ways. It seemed appropriate at our first CEA Celebration Dinner to recognise his personal contribution by way of making him a Hall of Fame inductee.
“Appropriate too in that our “Innovation is here….” conference earlier in the day focused on the use of data in a digital world. At Off-highway Research David realised early on the value of data being translated into usable information for our industry – which has added immeasurably to our collective fund of knowledge over the years.”