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13th October 2016

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce three senior appointments within its UK Rail & Transit team (formerly Interfleet). David Brennen, Russell Cohen and Sebastien Maillot have joined the company’s System Consulting & Assurance department.

David Brennen joins SNC-Lavalin’s Manchester office as Operational Development Director, with responsibility for clients in the North of England. David has spent the last 28 years in the railway industry, specialising in various aspects of rail vehicles. Most recently, he worked for Wabtec Rail Doncaster, where he held several director level positions, including six years as Engineering Director. Previously, David spent 11 Years with Alstom and the same period with Regional Railways.

In his new job, Russell Cohen heads up Systems & Systems Engineering as Team Leader. Russell began his rail career at London Underground in 1998. Since then, he has held high profile roles at Halcrow Group and latterly, Mott Macdonald. Russell has significant expertise in delivering light rail schemes and will enhance SNC-Lavalin’s capability in this sector.

Sebastien Maillot came on board as Technical Director for Systems Engineering. Sebastien has 15 years’ experience in applying systems engineering and integration principles to railway projects, most recently at Parsons Brinkerhoff and Network Rail. Major programmes he has worked on include Thameslink, Crossrail, Great Western Route modernisation and High Speed 2.

David, Russell and Sebastien bring a diverse range of skills to the team,” says Michael Grace, Regional Director, Rail & Transit UK. “Between them, the trio has dedicated more than 60 years to the rail industry.”

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Ellie Cook
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