The company was set up to focus on the design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation control and automation (MEICA) services to sectors such as the water industry.
For the last seven years Hook was managing director for Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies where his responsibilities included the municipal sector, drinking water, sewage treatment and the industrial market with a focus on waste-to-energy schemes.
Response Group chairman Noel Hanley said: “Building on the early success of Barhale Response, now is the opportune time to strengthen our leadership and delivery capability. Bob will provide the team with focus and direction enabling Barhale Response to flourish and leverage from the success achieved so far by strategically developing a broader client base in line with our overall company aspirations.”
Hook added: “One of the main factors in deciding to join Barhale Response was the refreshing way collaborative and honest working is at the centre of the company’s core values – a factor that will underpin our client relationships and be equally rewarding.”