Obituary – Gordon Wise
Gordon Wise of Autogas 2000 Ltd has sadly died. Gordon began converting vehicles to lpg autogas in 1980 and converted many high profile vehicles during his career, including The Queen’s Rolls Royce Phantom. He was also instrumental in creating the first industry Code of Practice for lpg autogas installation.
Gordon’s son Chris Wise inherited the company when Gordon retired in 2004.
Chris said: “Gordon was involved in the early days of the LP Gas Association in working to set guidelines for the safe fitting of lpg autogas conversions to motor vehicles, which has now become Code of Practise 11. With various achievements and history in converting motor vehicles to lpg autogas, the family business went from strength to strength and Gordon soon became a recognised authority on lpg autogas conversions and was often consulted by oil companies and vehicle manufacturers. Gordon also collected on behalf of the company a lifetime achievement award from Calor Gas for his contribution to the lpg industry.”
Mike Chapman, autogas manager at UKLPG, said: “Gordon was instrumental in helping the industry develop so much of what we do now. He was highly respected and his passing is a sad day for all of us at UKLPG and in the industry.”