Invensys Rail Group CEO announces appointment of Safetran President.

Posted 30 October 2008

Invensys Rail Group CEO announces appointment of Safetran President.

James Drummond, CEO and President, Invensys Rail Group (IRG) today announced the appointment of Kevin Riddett as President – Safetran Systems, who will join on 5th November.

Safetran, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a key business within IRG servicing the North American market and is also responsible for the continued development of the company’s level crossing technology. However, Kevin Riddett’s initial focus will be the integration of IRG’s most recent acquisition Quantum Engineering into the Safetran business. Interim President, Rick Soldo, will now continue in his former role as VP Operations but will take on specific responsibility for integrating Quantum Engineering’s on-board signalling, locomotive performance and controls technology into the business.

James Drummond, commented “Kevin joins IRG at an important time in the company’s development. As President of Safetran he will play an important part in the further globalisation of our business helping to bring our leading-edge technologies to the market with the clear aim of making rail travel safer, faster and more reliable”.

Kevin spent a significant part of his early career in the rail industry, achieving the role of President and Chief Executive of Union Switch and Signal. He has spent the last 12 years with Pirelli where he was President and Chief Executive Officer of their US Tyre and Cable business, during which time he spent two years in Italy heading up their Cable business.

The Invensys Rail Group

The Invensys Rail Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of safety-related rail signalling and control systems and other rail signalling products for mainline, metro and freight railways.