Siemens Appoints New Head of Sales for Freight and Products

Posted by Barry Pearson on February 2, 2017  |   Comments Off on Siemens Appoints New Head of Sales for Freight and Products

Siemens Rail Automation UK has announced the appointment of Gary Fortune as Head of Sales, Freight and Products. Having joined as an apprentice at 16, Gary has worked for the company continuously for 29 years, working his way up to fulfil a number of senior roles including Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Customer Support Account Manager for London Underground and, most recently, Head of Aftermarket Support.

Commenting on the appointment, Steve Barry, Director Freight and Products, said: “I’m delighted that Gary is taking on this vital role in our organisation. As the only company in our sector with a major manufacturing and R&D presence in the UK, Gary will take responsibility for identifying and developing growth opportunities for our broad range of signalling and control products and systems.”

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators.

Siemens employs over 14,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and Derby. For more information, visit