The Door & Hardware Federation has appointed Martin Keelagher, director of Security Access Systems Ltd, and chairman of DHF’s Automated Gate Group, to its board.

“Martin is a highly skilled and seasoned professional whose objectives are perfectly aligned with our own,” said DHF head of commercial operations Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.

“His appointment also comes at a time when DHF is celebrating ten years of support for the automated gate sector.  Martin’s continuing dedication to DHF and to making the industry safer is widely known, and we are thrilled to have him on board, particularly as this is a voluntary role.”

 “I am very honoured to have been voted to join the DHF Board and look forward to working with them to ensure that progress in achieving greater standards of safety, continues to be made,” added Martin.  “DHF has created an enviable training programme that not only offers accredited training that educates the gate sector, but that of the Industrial & Garage Door sector, and with its collaboration with BRE, fire door sector.  It is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected trade associations and its tireless efforts in promoting industry standards are renowned.  I look forward to contributing to their future endeavours.”