Specialist highway testing company R3 Ltd has appointed Steve Cobb as Head of Sales and Marketing.
Mr Cobb joins R3 after four and a half years as Head of Business Development at Gaist.
He arrives R3 at an exciting time for the company as it enters its next phase of growth.
He said: “I an delighted to join R3. I can’t wait to bring the unique solutions developed by R3 that have revolutionised international motorsport to local authorities and the wider UK road industry.
“I would like to express my thanks for all the support that everyone at Gaist has given me during what has been four hugely enjoyable and successful years at the company. Being part of Gaist’s success and seeing the company grow year on year into a market leader in the highways industry is something I feel very proud to have been a part of. It’s been a pleasure working alongside some great people.”
Dr Campbell Waddell, Manging Director at R3 Ltd added: “I am very pleased to welcome Steven Cobb to R3 Ltd. We are really happy to have him on board as our Head of Sales & Marketing. It’s fantastic to have someone of Steve’s calibre and experience joining us. I am really excited to be working with him and for what the future holds.”
In the highways sector, R3 Ltd offers a unique consultancy and testing service. Utilising a specialist Highway Laboratory, with over thirty years of experience in the road’s industry, R3 Ltd can offer non-standard solutions to problem areas of highways and material approval.
Utilising the latest technology, R3’s specialist testing helps contractors and local authorities to accurately predict how much material is needed to be placed or removed from highways, airport or racetrack maintenance schemes, helping produce a more sustainable, durable and smoother surface.
Its specialist material testing work on road surfaces enable its clients to have a more detailed understanding of the condition of the surface of the road before work such as resurfacing or other surface treatments go ahead.
It will also allow contractors to be more competitive when preparing tender, giving them detailed insights into the amount of material needed for a scheme in advance, making it more sustainable and contributing towards carbon savings.
R3’s core value of taking a research-based approach to difficult highway material problems allows it to offer unique solutions to problems. With the ability to advise, create and test solutions R3 Ltd can work with road operators, asphalt providers and highway authorities to develop materials and unique solutions.