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Graeme is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 30 years experience in the rail industry. He has held senior positions within several other prominent rolling stock manufacturers. Graeme brings with him extensive knowledge of the UK metro and light rail market.
Additionally, Graeme takes responsibility for the development of the planned Siemens Training Academy for Rail, which is scheduled to open in 2013, in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering.
Graeme said: “I’m very pleased to be on board at this exciting time for the UK rail industry and I’m looking forward to making a real impact for Siemens in the UK metro market. The development of training academy is also an exciting project and one that I have a close personal interest in. Siemens is committed to nurturing the very best talent in the UK rail industry and I am looking forward to taking this commitment to the next level.”
Steve Scrimshaw, managing director for Siemens Rail Systems in the UK said: “I’m delighted to welcome Graeme to the team, and he has already made a significant impact with his involvement in the development of our training academy proposals. I am confident Graeme will make a real contribution to our inroads into the UK metro and light rail markets.”
Notes to editors:
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.
As part of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens Rail Systems Division provides expertise and technology in the full range of rail vehicles – from heavy rail to metros to trams and light-rail vehicles. In the UK, the Division employs around 650 people and maintains over 350 Siemens passenger trains for First TransPennine Express, South West Trains, Heathrow Express, National Express East Anglia, Northern Rail, London Midland and ScotRail.
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