In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association, founder and former chairman of Polaris Plastics, David Garcia, has been elected vice president of the CHSA.
Garcia has been an active member of the CHSA for many years. He is currently serving as treasurer of the association and has previously served as chairman. He is the driving force behind the CHSA Undergraduate Bursary Scheme. At his instigation, the CHSA awards bursaries of up to £4500 to the children of employees of CHSA members who successfully apply. He is also responsible for the annual gala ball, a hugely popular event at which association members raise significant funds for charity. This year’s ball, taking place in May at the Belfry in the West Midlands, is already a sell-out.
“David has consistently made an exceptional contribution over many years,” said Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA. “His energy and ideas have been invaluable. The Undergraduate Bursary Scheme is an initiative of which we are very proud. Because of his vision and determination, we are able to give something back to our members and their employees while supporting the next generation of talent. We are lucky to have his input and determination on these initiatives and are delighted he has accepted the position of vice president.”
David Garcia said: “I’m very proud of the CHSA, its positive effect on standards and the way in which it represents its members’ interests. I’m delighted to have been elected a vice president of the CHSA and am looking forward to continue making a difference in the industry.”