He succeeds Nigel Baseley, a former sales director at Perkins Engines.
Rory Keogh has been UK managing director of Gomaco International since 2007. He has worked for the US concrete paving equipment company since 1984. He is also a council member of Britpave, the British In-situ Concrete Paving Association, and its European equivalent, Eupave.
CEA chief executive Rob Oliver said: “Rory gives a great perspective on the international construction business. I know he has visited more than 60 countries in pursuit of sales and has done the ‘hard yards’ on the exporting front line. At home I know he is very committed to the CEA skills initiative which is an important part of the CEA agenda. It’s great too that he brings his expertise in the concrete sector to the leadership of our association.”
Rory Keogh, Managing Director GOMACO International said: “I am very passionate about bringing skills into our industry and getting young people involved in all aspects of engineering. The skills shortage is a problem facing industrial developed countries and we are all suffering from a shortage of skilled engineers – I am keen to work on finding solutions to this UK problem with the CEA skills council.”