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New managing director for Siemens’ rolling stock business

Siemens has appointed Will Wilson as the new managing director of its rolling stock division.

A former army officer with 25 years of senior management experience, Will was previously managing director for Alstom Transport Information Solutions and also GE Transportation.

Since 2013, when Invensys Rail was bought out, he has worked for Siemens and has spent the last two years in Spain as head of international sales, mainline.

Will replaces Vernon Baker who leaves the business at the end of April to pursue other interests.

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Siemens Mobility UK managing director Gordon Wakeford said: “We are sorry to see Vernon leave, and thank him for his contribution to the continued development of our rolling stock business and wish him well in the next chapter of his life.

“Equally, we are delighted that Will is moving back to the UK and that we have a strong successor to take our business to the next level. His industry expertise and knowledge will be essential as we move forwards.”

Will, whose appointment will be effective from May 1, will be based at Siemens’ London Euston office.

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