The Water Regulation Approval Scheme (WRAS) has appointed Jamie Lynch to the newly-created role of business development manager.
In the newly created role, he will ensure more laboratories are added to the Laboratory Recognition scheme offering more freedom of choice for clients and customers.
Lynch brings more than 12 years’ experience of working in the water industry to WRAS, having joined Bristan Group as a graduate mechanical engineer in 2011.
Since then, he has progressed through various roles with the brassware manufacturer as supplier quality engineer and technical manager.
Most recently Lynch was Bristan’s product compliance and data manager where he managed a team responsible for obtaining product approvals.
WRAS is an independent UK certification body for plumbing products and materials, helping business and consumers choose compliant products that keep water safe.
Commenting on joining the business, Jamie Lynch said: “Having known WRAS as a customer for many years, I’m excited to join the team and to have the opportunity to draw upon my experience to make meaningful changes and improvements that will hopefully enhance the scheme for others.”
His immediate priority will be the communication of planned updates, which are due to be launched in 2024 and will improve Tap and Shower applications.
Jamie adds: “As WRAS prepares to implement these changes in 2024, I will be supporting customers to address any issues and to guide them through the new process and gain the necessary testing and WRAS approvals.
“The new process will benefit all customers by giving them early feedback direct from WRAS about their application and test requirements. This will help to resolve any issues identified early on.”
“Gaining a WRAS approval provides trusted assurance that manufacturers have demonstrated their products are of a suitable quality and standard, as required by the water regulations.”