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Dr. Richard Earl
Managing Director, PSD & TGMS
Soil mechanics, soil water physics, soil nutrition, sports pitch design and project management.
Favourite Quote
You can't argue with stupid.
Job Summary
Management of PSD and TGMS, and technical support for the feasibility, design, construction and maintenance of sports fields (and cemeteries).
Career Accomplishments
Dr Richard Earl is a chartered engineer specialising in the design and construction of natural turf and synthetic sports surfaces and has many years of experience in design and project management for clients in community sport, national sports governing bodies and national and international sports stadia across Europe. Richard founded TGMS in 2008 and was formerly on the academic staff of Cranfield University where he was Leader of the Agricultural Engineering Group and Director of the Cranfield Centre for Sports Surfaces. His published research career developed in the inter-related areas of Soil Mechanics and Soil Environment Engineering, both key components of sports surface assessment and design. Richard was appointed Managing Director of PSD and TGMS in 2023.
Languages Spoken
Gardening, playing violin in a band, and playing squash.

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