The appointment is in recognition of 12 years of active support and personal involvement in the organisation. It means Lawrence becomes part of an exclusive group of just 300 representatives worldwide involved in diesel fuel injection development. .
Now he is calling for the European diesel industry to set up a similar association where manufacturers and diesel specialists can freely exchange views.
“The principles of lobbying, training and promoting apprenticeships for workshop technicians are all identified needs in the UK,” Lawrence says. “The UK now has one of the fastest-growing diesel vehicle parcs. One in three new vehicle sales is expected to be diesel by 2005 - and that's a trend which presents a great opportunity.”