Geobear, the company, formerly known as Uretek, which helps infrastructure and general construction asset owners, contractors and design consulting firms with cracks on the structures, reduced bearing capacity of foundation soil, water ingress, wear and tear caused by dynamic loading and many other common challenges, has announced the appointment of Steve Featherstone as a senior advisor.
As Track Programme Director at Network Rail, Steve was responsible for the safe delivery of Network Rail’s programme of track and associated rail systems works, valued at some £800m per year and delivered in collaboration with supply chain partners.
During Steve’s eight years at the helm, safety performance was recognised with eight Safety Swords of Honour from the British Safety Council, engineering overruns reduced by 85%, high speed handbacks became the norm, volume delivery exceeded 100% of target and costs were substantially under budget.
Before taking over the Track portfolio, Steve was National Maintenance Director for Network Rail responsible for a team of some 18,000 people, overseeing the most significant improvement in infrastructure reliability and train performance in modern railway history.
Geobear CEO, Otso Lahtinen, said of the appointment “I am thrilled that Steve has accepted this new part-time appointment and I very much look forward to working with him. His reputation for encouraging innovation from the supply chain is second to none which makes him a great fit with our company.”