Bob Gaskell, Lighting Contracts Director of CU Phosco has been announced as the new President of the Highway Electrical Association (HEA).
He takes over from Mick Leech and was offcially announced as President at the HEA Annual General Meeting which was held virtually.
Mr Gaskell said: “Firstly, thank you to all those who helped to elect me and to Mick for his hard work over the last year. With great honour, I continue the tradition of CU Phosco Lighting in supporting the HEA and the industry as a whole, CU Phosco Lighting was one of the founding members of ASLEC, which amalgamated with HEMSA to become the HEA.
“I am passionate about the people involved in our industry. I feel that we need to continue to raise the standard of operative skills and further improve the level of competency of our next generation of supervisors, managers, and leaders. Through this, we can aspire to exceed the existing markets’ requirements and aid access to new ones,” he added.
“I know first-hand that we have been and still are going through challenging times, but it is a tribute to the industry how we have adopted and adapted to meet these challenges. With my vast experience in contracting and manufacturing/supply, I feel that I will add value to the HEA to better the highways electrical industry and, notably, to the HEA and all its members. So, rest assured, I will do my utmost to meet the exacting standards set by my predecessors,” he went on to say.
A well-known figure in the lighting industry, Mr Gaskell has vast experience with design, manufacture, installation, and highways electrical equipment maintenance. He has served as CU Phosco Lighting’s Contracts Director for the last 21 years.
Established in 2011, the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) is a trade association with a history expanding over 65 years.