Avingtrans mourns the passing of former Chairman, Ken Baker OBE.
Regretfully, Avingtrans has been informed that previous Chairman, Ken Baker OBE, passed away on 25 January 2021.
Ken oversaw the purchase of the Engineering Division of Ferraris plc in June 2002 into the then cash shell of Avingtrans (previously Frank Usher), Chairing the fledgling business until March 2008. During his career he was Chair of several UK plcs, as well as the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Research Association. He was awarded an OBE in 1988 for services to the UK machine tool industry.
Roger McDowell, Chairman, commented “Ken had a passion for precision engineering and developing entrepreneurial businesses. He was proud of the acorn he planted in Avingtrans and pleased to see it continuing to develop into the global business it is today. He had a world of experience in engineering and a quirky sense of humour, with an anecdote for every situation. Our condolences go to his family”