Porterbrook has continued its recent recruitment drive with the appointment of a new director for engineering services.
In the last eight months, the Derby-based rolling stock operating company has appointed a new CEO, chief commercial officer, general counsel, head of communications and engagement, head of procurement and head of structured finance.
Chartered engineer Jason Groombridge, the latest addition, will join Porterbrook on September 6 from SNC-Lavalin, where he was most recently director of rolling stock.
Jason has extensive experience of the rolling stock sector in the UK and Australia.
In is new role he will take responsibility for all engineering activities delivered by the business, including day-to-day customer support, whole-life asset management and future strategy.
CEO Mary Grant said: “This new role, director of engineering services, will help deliver on our commitment to proactively support our existing and future customers.
“Jason will also be responsible for ensuring that we deploy the very latest technology and engineering solutions to make our trains attractive to the passengers, operators and stakeholders of tomorrow’s railway.”
Jason added: “I am very excited to be joining Porterbrook, which has a growing reputation for both technical innovation and customer service. My role will be to drive both these forward by ensuring our fleets meet the developing needs of our customers and the future demands of their passengers.”