Meet the Executive Team
Richard is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Manager with a wide range of experience in systems engineering and engineering management within the rail industry.
Richard started his career working for Alstom Transport as a Systems Engineer in 2000 working on the Train Monitoring System and Seat Reservation Systems for the Virgin Pendolino project.
Richard then went on to work for Bombardier Transportation in 2001 as a Systems Engineer gaining a wide range of experience within systems engineering and systems integration including Automatic Train Control, Train Control and Monitoring System, Doors, PIS, CCTV, Brakes and Traction systems.
Richard also worked heavily on simulation within system engineering working alongside the system design team from the concept stage through to validation.
Before leaving Bombardier Transportation Richard became a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (CEng MIET).
After 6 years at Bombardier Transportation Richard went to work for Brush Traction in 2007. There he was involved in the IEP demonstrator in collaboration with Hitachi to prove the feasibility of hybrid traction systems.
Richard also built Brush Traction a fully operational systems integration simulator to test control cubicles in isolation whilst being refurbished.
In 2009 Richard went to work for Sydac Ltd as a Lead Engineer. Using his experience from system engineering at Bombardier and Brush Richard was responsible for the delivery of a number of simulation solutions for training train drivers and other railway staff.
It was within this time with Sydac Richard gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management.
In 2011 Richard went on to become the UK Lead Engineer responsible for all engineering solutions in the UK from the tendering stages through to delivery.
In 2012 Richard became the UK Operations Manager for Sydac having the responsibility for the overall operational success of the UK business whilst still retaining his Lead Engineering responsibilities.
In 2013 Richard joined TrainFX as the Engineering Director responsible for the innovation and successful delivery of advanced rail technology products whilst ensuring the success and quality delivery of existing projects/products.
In 2015 Richard became a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Managers Institute (CMgr MCMI).