The International Powered Access Federation training centers in Southeast Asia posted a 211.3-percent increase in training activities in 2013, IPAF said. IPAF is investing resources in Southeast Asia to support rapidly growing membership in the region with members in China, Hong King, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

“IPAF members in Southeast Asia are influencing governments and safety authorities in the region,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman. “We call on rental companies and manufacturers to join IPAF and work to keep our industry safe.”

In other IPAF news, the federation named Evelyn Low Soo Chian regional manager, to assist Raymond Wat, based in Singapore. Chian will focus on organizing IPAF’s presence at exhibitions, seminars and shows in the region, as well as recruit new members and provide support to members and training centers. She previously worked at a Singapore rental company for seven years, in roles from customer service officer to assistant manager. She was in charge of developing marketing for the company, supervising the sales team organizing company events and exhibitions and supervising the international sales team.