Siemens Rail Automation Appoints New Managing Director

Posted by Barry Pearson on December 6, 2017  |   Comments Off on Siemens Rail Automation Appoints New Managing Director

Siemens announced today that Rob Morris has been appointed Managing Director of its Rail Automation business in the UK, with effect from 1 December 2017.

Rob joined Siemens in January 2015 and is currently Director of Operations, where he has responsibility for the execution of all the company’s rail signalling, digital rail and automation projects across the UK, working closely with Network Rail, London Underground and Crossrail.

Gordon Wakeford, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Division UK, said: “We are delighted to appoint Rob to this position. Given his many years’ industry experience, I know he will hit the ground running and that under his leadership, our business will continue to go from strength to strength. With his delivery, strategic, relationship management and collaborative working experience, together with his unwavering commitment to safety, he has the perfect range of skills for this role. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Copeland who has successfully led the company for the last four years and to wish him well in his retirement.”

With a career in industry spanning four decades and bringing a wealth of experience to the role, Rob has previously been involved in a wide range of high-profile infrastructure projects, across the rail, nuclear, aviation, power and energy and oil and gas sectors. Commenting on his appointment, he said: “Of course I’m thrilled to have been promoted to this position and excited at the prospect of leading our business in the UK.

“I’m fortunate to be working with an exceptionally talented and committed group of people and to be at the heart of an industry which is delivering infrastructure projects of extraordinary scope, scale and complexity. I look forward to working ever-more closely with the team at Siemens, our customers and supply chain partners as we continue to safely and successfully deliver rail infrastructure projects across the UK.”

Rob will be based at the company’s Chippenham site, the only major manufacturing and research and development facility for signalling and control systems in the UK.

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 15,000 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.

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