Kiely Bros contracts director Keith Brett has taken over as chair of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).
He has been involved with the RSTA since its inception and took over from Howard Robinson, managing director of ASI Solutions, last month.
Mr Brett is an executive committee stalwart and worked with many committees including Slurry Surfacing SHEQ, Surface Dressing and HFS He also assisted in producing code of practice documents over the past 20 years.
Having mentored and spoken about the surface treatments sector both internally for staff, externally for clients and for the RSTA at various forums, he is widely known by local authorities, clients, suppliers, and through the various technical committees he serves on.
‘It is a great honour for me to take over as chair of RSTA. To be able to now represent the organisation and the sector on a national platform is something that I am very passionate about,' he said.
‘I would like to thank my employers at Kiely Bros. for their unwavering support in the time they allow me to dedicate to RSTA’s raft of technical committees. They, like me, are committed to promoting the benefits of surface dressing to the wider audience and showcasing the benefits of the processes.’
RSTA chief executive Paul Boss said: ‘The RSTA is making great progress in placing surface treatments at the heart of proactive maintenance strategies on both the local and national networks and I am very much looking forward to working with Keith to take the organisation and its work even further.’
Mr Brett has worked in the highway maintenance industry for over 30 years for a variety of surface treatment companies and joined the Birmingham-based national contractor Kiely Bros in 2007.
The current issue of Highways magazine has a report on the RSTA conference last month.