Siemens Rail Automation Appoints New Operations Director

Posted by Barry Pearson on February 1, 2018  |   Comments Off on Siemens Rail Automation Appoints New Operations Director

Siemens has announced the appointment of Matt Kent to the position of Director of Operations for its Rail Automation business in the UK.

Reporting to Managing Director, Rob Morris, Matt will become a member of the company’s Executive team, where he will contribute to the strategic management of the business, as well as taking specific responsibility for the delivery of the company’s portfolio of projects, both mainline and mass transit.

Matt joined the business as an apprentice in 1993, since when he has fulfilled a number of roles in design, bid and project management, before taking on the role of Delivery Director for Siemens in Birmingham, where he also led the opening of new offices in Manchester and Derby. In his most recent role, Matt was the company’s Operation Director, West.

Commenting on the appointment, Rob Morris said: “In this ‘Year of Engineering’, Matt’s career path is a shining example of how hard work, patience, resilience and effective succession planning can contribute to progression from apprenticeship through to senior level.

“Matt not only brings a wealth of experience to this role, but also a drive and determination to continue to safely and successfully deliver projects that fully meet our customers’ requirements. With another busy year of project delivery ahead of us, I know that Matt’s knowledge of the industry, our business and our customers will enable him to meet this challenge with passion and rigour.”

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. For more information, visit