Electrical engineer takes on association role


Electrical engineer Malcolm Crofts of DH Crofts Ltd has become ECA President. He has held a variety of roles at Crofts, becoming managing director in 2000. Beginning his career as an apprentice at Crawley College in West Sussex, he worked as an electrical engineer for 15 years before moving up to run what has become a growing electrical engineering business.

Commenting on his appointment, Crofts said: “As someone who is passionate about improving the engineering and electrotechnical services sector, I look forward to working with ECA’s staff and members, our partners, and Government, to tackle these issues head-on. I will also look to further raise the positive profile of our industry.”

He takes over the Presidency from Mike Smith of SES Engineering Services, who has played a key role in bringing together many of the industry’s bodies. This included a number of leading electrotechnical bodies who are now sharing Rotherwick House, London with ECA.

ECA CEO Steve Bratt added: “We are very pleased indeed that Malcolm Crofts, a great advocate of our industry, has become ECA’s new president. The ECA team look forward to working with Malcolm to further enhance the status of ECA, and the wider engineering services sector.

“On behalf of ECA’s staff and members, we are very grateful to Mike Smith for his active support and engagement with the issues facing the industry, and his achievements over the past year as ECA President.”