BHTA welcomes new Chair of Independent Living & Mobility sections

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The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has announced the appointment of a new chair for its Independent Living and Mobility sections.

Mark Baumann (pictured), head of sales at NRS Healthcare’s Product Sales division, joins the organisation with 25 years’ experience in retail, having held senior positions in a number of branded housewares companies.

New to the healthcare and assistive technology sector, having joined NRS Healthcare in mid-2020, Baumann has now stepped forward to support the BHTA’s Independent Living Section as its new chair. He will also stand in as chair of the Mobility section while a permanent Chair is appointed.

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Commenting on his appointment, Baumann said: “It is with immense pleasure that I have accepted the role of Chair for the Independent Living and Mobility Sections for the BHTA. My tenure in the healthcare industry is new, as I started my position with NRS Healthcare as Head of Sales Products Sales in May 2020. However, I come with a wealth of knowledge in a retail/supplier background, and sitting as a committee member on a previous association. Therefore, my intention is to look at this opportunity with fresh eyes, providing engaging and meaningful topics for discussion at section meetings.”

Dr Simon Festing, CEO of the British Healthcare Trades Association, commented: “We are delighted that Mark Baumann has accepted the role of Chair for these Sections. We are sure his enthusiasm, experience and unique perspective will ensure members receive the best possible support from the BHTA as we move into a post-COVID world.”

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