Siemens Rail Automation has appointed Matt Kent as its operations director.
Managing director Rob Morris said that Matt’s career path – which started when he joined the company as an apprentice in 1993 – is a “shining example” of how hard work can lead to success, particularly in the Year of Engineering.
Matt has since held a number of roles in design, bid and project management, before taking on the role of delivery director for Siemens in Birmingham, where he also led the opening of new offices in Manchester and Derby.
In his most recent role, Matt was the company’s operation director (West).
Reporting to Rob Morris, Matt will become a member of the company’s executive team.
He will contribute to the strategic management of the business, as well as taking responsibility for the delivery of the company’s portfolio of projects, both mainline and mass transit.
Rob Morris added: “Matt not only brings a wealth of experience to this role, but also a drive and determination to continue to safely and successfully deliver projects that fully meet our customers’ requirements.
“With another busy year of project delivery ahead of us, I know that Matt’s knowledge of the industry, our business and our customers will enable him to meet this challenge with passion and rigour.”