We are sad to report the passing of George Coates, the former Secretary General of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).
George died peacefully on 2nd August aged 90 years.
James Clark, BITA's current Secretary General, commented: "BITA is very saddened to hear that George Coates, its Secretary General and consultant for 17 years from 1982 passed away recently.
"During his tenure, George’s technical knowledge helped strengthen technical and driver training standards in the UK and beyond and, in particular, George forged good relationships with the ITA in the USA."
SHD Logistics passes on its condolences to his wife Moira, children Suzan and Mark, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held at Easthampstead Park Crematorium on Monday 22nd August at 1.30pm. Donations, if desired, may be sent to The Berkshire Masonic Charity or The British Legion via Lines Bannister Funeral Directors of Ascot, Tel. 01344 620266.