23 March 2016

New technical development manager joins Hanson Cement

Hanson Cement has appointed Robert Keough as technical development manager based at its site in Ketton, Rutland.

Robert has two years’ experience working for Hanson UK’s parent company, HeidelbergCement Group, as an engineer in training, giving him a firm foundation in the organisation’s values. During this time he worked in the continuous improvement team where he focussed on reducing costs and increasing operational performance across the aggregates business.

Robert has a 1st class honours degree in chemistry with management from the University of Bath, as well as gaining distinction for his master’s in minerals engineering at the University of Exeter. His previous experience includes working at the financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown and an industrial placement with Pfizer Ltd.

In his new role, Robert will use his technical expertise to help customers enhance the sustainability credentials of concrete specifications and emphasise the use of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) as a sustainable cement replacement product.

“The role is an opportunity to gain knowledge of both the commercial and technical side of the business and will allow me to play to my strengths and utilise my knowledge in minerals and chemistry,” said Robert, 26.