Dr Howard Robinson, Managing Director of ASI Solutions, the leading provider of asphalt preservation around the globe became Chair of the Road Surface Treatment Association (RSTA) in April 2021.

Dr Robinson was Chief Executive of the RSTA for a decade until 2018 when he joined ASI Solutions to help with the company’s development and growth.

He has been involved with the highway maintenance industry for over 30 years having held senior positions with Tarmac Group, Wimpey Minerals and Nynas Bitumen over this period.

He is a recognised industry expert on road maintenance and is a regular speaker on the industry conference circuit.

He was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation in July 2013.

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Paul Boss was appointed to the position of the Chief Executive and Director of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) on 1st July 2020.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience within local authority highways and since 2005 was the Highway Asset Manager looking after strategic, tactical and operational highway asset management in Staffordshire.

He joined Amey in 2014 as part of the Staffordshire County Council/Amey Infrastructure+ Strategic Highway Partnership and managed the teams responsible for the design of structural, preventative and structures schemes within the Partnership.

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Member of the Institute of Asset Management.  He is Vice Chair of the UK Asset Management Board and was Chair of the Midland Service Improvement Group Asset Management Task Group.

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Rory was appointed Chief Technical Officer for the RSTA in April 2020.

Rory has held senior business management roles in quarrying and asphalt production, mastic asphalt production, asphalt surfacing, high friction surfacing, road marking, road surface dressing binder production, road surface dressing and other various road surface treatment contracting operations, including tendering, financial and operational risk and performance analysis.

Rory is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Institute of Asphalt Technology and Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a participant in numerous BSI, CEN, Product Acceptance Scheme (PAS) and RSTA committees and technical groups for many years.

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Nigel Haycock was appointed as Head of Assessment & Training for RSTA in 2017. Nigel is based in Staffordshire having previously worked for Kier. He is a fully qualified and highly experienced trainer/assessor and also an IQA. Nigel previously worked for Telford College teaching and assessing apprentices in Construction Operations and Highways Maintenance and prior to that worked for Stafford Borough Council for a number of years as a supervisor dealing with labour, materials, plant and contracts.

Nigel is a Member of the Institute of Asphalt Technology.

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Sarah returned to the team in April 2019.  Working in finance and administration in the manufacturing, steel industry, retail, and education sectors, she lead the office team at a charity for alternative education before joining the RSTA team.  Based in the office with Katie, Sarah brings a strong skill set, always striving to put the customer first.

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Appointed as Administration Assistant in September 2019 working in the office alongside Sarah.  Bringing her strong skills in customer care to the team, Katie worked most recently as a receptionist at Rybrook BMW based in Wolverhampton.

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