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Meet The Team

OPERC is unique, in that it combines both the very best international professional practitioners and academic scholars under one umbrella organisation. This gives the centre great strength and flexibility to provide and publish the finest best practice guidance materials for industry and education. Our sole aim being to educate and raise standards.

The centre consists of three core centres, namely: Executive, Research and International. Executive members are chosen by OPERC's members and include representatives from EPIC, the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers and the Association of Lorry Loaders Importers and Manufacturers. Each executive member has an outstanding knowledge of their subject domain and more importantly, practical working experience. Research is predominantly based at Loughborough University; albeit, other Universities have collaborated on various research projects. The research work is directed by industry and filtered to members via OPERC's electronic forum. All members of the research team are either qualified to a PhD standard or currently undertaking such. The international section of OPERC is currently under development but already the centre has attracted members from Australia, the United States of America, South Africa, Nigeria, the Philippines, China and Ireland.

Meet OPERC's Executive

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Mr Asif Latief
President
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Under revision
Vice President
Mr Richard Sharp
Mr Richard Sharp
Chief Executive
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Mr Barry Robinson
Mr Barry Robinson MBE
Chief Examiner

Under revision
Treasurer
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Mr Chris Jones
Mr Chris Jones
Technical Panel Expert
Mr Martin Knott
Mr Martin Knott
Technical Panel Expert
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Mr Craig Spillard
Technical Panel Expert
Mr Grahame Tobin
Mr Grahame Tobin
Technical Panel Expert

 

Meet the Research Team

Mr Frank Hartley

 

Administrative Support

Miss Danielle Spittle
Miss D Spittle
Web Maintenance
 

 

Information Technology and Publications Distributor

Mr Richard Showell
Mr Richard Showell
Web Maintenance
 
 
 

 

Past Executive Members

President Vice-President Marketing
(2009-2010) Mr Martin Knott
(2008-2009) Mr Adam Scorcese
(2007-2008) Mr Richard Sharp
(2006-2007) Mr Graham Eaves
(2005-2006) Mr Mick Norton
(2004-2005) Mr Mick Norton
(2003-2004) Mr Mick Norton
(2002-2003) Mr Barry Robinson MBE
(2009-2010) Mr Asif Latief
(2008-2009) Mr Martin Knott
(2007-2008) Mr Adam Scorcese
(2006-2007) Mr Richard Sharp
(2005-2006) Mr Graham Eaves
Bob Merchant
(2002-2005) Adrian Jarosz
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