Portec Rail Group‐Sheffield, part of Portec Rail Products, Inc., appointed Mark Allen as the Head of Engineering (Rail) U.K. Allen brings a wealth of specialist experience from within the U.K. rail industry. He joined the Rail industry via the Railtrack U.K. Graduate Training Scheme in 1997 having achieved a degree in civil engineering and engineering management and being previously employed within the civil engineering sector.
In recent years, he has
primarily been involved within the National Specialist team (Rail) at Network
Rail U.K. headquarters focusing on rail profile and rail friction management.
This specialist knowledge will form the backbone of his role and responsibilities
to support Portec Rail Group customers’ short, medium and longer-term
Mark Allen adds, "I am
extremely pleased to join Portec Rail Group, U.K. The current economic climate
presents a number of challenges to the Rail industry, yet the solutions that
we/Portec Rail Group offer ‐ worldwide, add significant value, cost savings and
benefits to the rail industry and for the end user. My appointment to the head
of engineering role aims to offer tangible and practical solutions to support
the rail industry’s related needs and problems, in effect to provide a total
‘one stop shop’ solution."
He lives in North
Hertfordshire U.K. (near Cambridge) and will manage his time between the Portec
Rail Sheffield Office and his home office.