Alstom has appointed Nick Crossfield as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland. Nick held the same role for Alstom prior to its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation which was completed on 29 January.
The acquisition creates a world leader in sustainable mobility, and in the UK the leading private sector rail company. Alstom is responsible for supporting around 67% of the UK’s rail fleet and employing over 6,000 people, mainly based in the East Midlands and the North of England including 2,000 people at the facility in Derby, the largest train factory in the country, and the Alstom technology centre at Widnes.
Nick joined Alstom in 2015 as Managing Director of Train Control where he successfully led the integration of SSL Ltd into Alstom’s UK & Ireland business and secured Alstom’s largest ever UK signalling contract for the full re-signalling of the Great Western Main Line between Reading and Paddington.
He has previously worked as Managing Director of Siemens Rail Automation UK, Managing Director of INVENSYS Rail Ltd and Director of contract and procurement at Network Rail.
Crossfield said “Alstom UK and Ireland is in a great position to deliver even more for our customers as the Bombardier acquisition adds scale, a wider range of products and greater capability. I am delighted and honoured to be leading us on the next step of the journey.”
Nick said that in both UK and Ireland, the appetite for sustainable mobility had never been greater, and Alstom was well placed to deliver the widest range of smart solutions in the rail market, from innovative high-speed rolling stock, metros and trams to maintenance, modernisation, infrastructure and signalling.
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