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Alstom appoints new director for safety, quality control and performance

Alstom UK and Ireland has appointed Maria Griffin as its new director for quality, railway safety and performance.

Maria started her career at Alstom 26 years ago as a mechanical engineering graduate, where she was the first female to work on an Alstom UK shop floor as part of the company’s graduate training programme.

She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the youngest and only female engineering manager at the age of 29.

Maria then moved into project management, both within rolling stock and signalling, eventually becoming technical director of signalling.

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Alstom's new appointment Maria Griffin. Photo: Alstom.
Maria Griffin. Photo: Alstom.

She then became quality and technical safety director in April 2017, before taking up her current post.

In her new role Maria will be responsible for ensuring that Alstom’s products and services are of the highest quality and meet its extremely strict safety criteria. She will also oversee its operational functions units, including engineering, industrialisation, sourcing, supply chain and cyber-security.

Maria Griffin said she was especially proud to have come from a graduate engineering trainee to Alstom’s senior management team.

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