BRADFORD, England — May 26, 2016 — SDC has announced the appointment of Trevor Larkins as its new president. The ceremony took place at SDC’s annual Day of Celebration in York.
Trevor Larkins joined SDC in 1974. He has been a member of several Regional Committees in the UK and Hong Kong, and was Chair of the North of England region from 2012-2015.
Larkins commented: “It is a great honor and privilege to become President of the SDC. Having been a member since 1974, to be asked to become President is obviously the highlight of my 40+ year membership. I shall endeavor to visit as many Regions and international events as possible during my term of office and also be available to Members for whatever help I can provide”.
Born in Yorkshire, Trevor graduated from UMIST with a BSc Tech, Hons Chemistry with Chemical Engineering as a subsidiary subject.
Trevor’s career started at CPA (Calico Printers Association) in Manchester. He was General Manager of Texicon from 1970 to 1994 (CPA became Tootal Group plc in 1972). Much of this time was spent working in the USA supplying dye dispensing equipment to the textile printing market. Texicon became part of ICS (Newbury) in 1984, which later merged with Datacolor.
Trevor then joined Van Wyk Textile Systems in 1994 as an area sales manager with responsibility for the United Kingdom, Middle and Far East and was then based in Hong Kong where he established a Far East sales/agent network for Van Wyk.
Returning to the UK, he worked with Longclose Group in Leeds, before establishing THL Technology in 2000 representing textile machinery manufacturers, before retiring in 2013.
Posted May 26, 2016