(EnergyAsia, March 20, Friday) — The Paris, France-based World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (WLPGA) said it has appointed David Tyler as Director, Projects & Business Practices.

His primary role will be to lead the association’s activities in the area of good practices in the industry.
In addition, he will further consolidate the association’s programmes on innovation and drive the global autogas initiative.

This will include working closely with industry members on the Global Technology Network (GLOTEC) and Global Autogas Industry Network (GAIN) committees. He will also be responsible for the Asia Pacific membership group.

Mr Tyler brings a deep knowledge and experience of the LPG industry on a global scale after working 25 years with Shell International in senior marketing management positions including commercial director in Indonesia.

In 1996, he established his own LPG consultancy business in Australia and since then has successfully undertaken strategic projects in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Australia. He has lived and worked in many countries including the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Australia, Hong Kong and China which will reinforce the global dimension at the WLPGA.

James Rockall, the WLPGA managing director, said: “This appointment strengthens WLPGA’s in-house experience and expertise, ensuring that the global LPG business worldwide can rely on a professional team for all of its endeavours, projects and initiatives.”