15th February 2016

SNC-Lavalin (formerly Interfleet) has announced three new additions to its UK Rail Control Systems (RCS) team. Doug Blanc, Dave Robson and Richard Eadie have joined the company from Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL).

Their combined expertise spans nearly 60 years within the rail sector, and includes periods at DeltaRail, Westinghouse and Atos.

Doug Blanc has taken on the position of Technical Director for Control Centre & Traffic Management Systems. Doug has over 16 years of experience in technical management roles. Most recently, he was Platform Manager for Traffic Management at SSL.

Dave Robson has dedicated the past 16 years to rail control systems. Prior to taking up his new job as Principal Consultant at SNC-Lavalin, he was Lead Product Engineer at SSL.

Richard Eadie completes the latest additions. Richard began his career within the railway industry in 1990, at British Rail Research. Before joining SNC-Lavalin as Head of Conventional Signalling, he was Lead Development Engineer at SSL.

The three recruits were hired shortly after the company rebranded at the beginning of the year. The former Interfleet business was acquired by SNC-Lavalin in 2011, and adopted the name of its Canadian parent in 2016.

“Doug, Dave and Richard have joined the RCS team during an exciting period of expansion,” says Matt Phillips, UK Director, Rail Control Systems. “This department is witnessing exceptional growth, and the new recruits strengthen our existing capabilities in Derby. Our RCS personnel there and in London are ideally situated to support clients nationwide.”

“Interfleet’s heritage was in Rolling Stock, but over time the business expanded and evolved into other areas of expertise,” adds Michael Grace, Regional Director, Rail & Transit UK. “The new SNC-Lavalin structure has united over 1,500 rail experts across the globe, which has further enhanced our strong RCS offering.”

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