Interfleet Team
Mission Statement
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Interfleet offers a wide range of specialist railway consultancy skills, each headed by a Principal Consultant or Principal Engineer, with many years experience in their specialist discipline:

Asset Optimisation

Interfleet offers an extensive range of Asset Optimisation services, including Life Cycle Costing, Failure Impact Reduction, Reliability Centred Maintenance and Maintenance Strategy, The Asset Optimisation team is led by our Principal Engineer Rebeka Sellick, a Chartered mechanical/electrical engineer with many years' experience in her field. Rebeka has led many high-profile international assignments, including reliability and maintenance improvement studies, benchmarking of international best-practise and maintenance depot/plant design.

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering team is led by Chartered Electrical Engineer Andrew McDonald. He has extensive experience in all areas of electrical and electronic engineering on railway vehicles, with particular knowledge of the design, development, procurement and maintenance of Auxiliary electrical systems and Data/Audio Communications equipment. Andrew also has extensive skills in undertaking feasibility studies, investigations and developing business/engineering specifications.

Freight

Interfleet's freight capabilities are led by Principal Freight Consultant Frank Alcock, a mechanical engineer with many years experience of the design and maintenance of freight locomotives and freight vehicles. Frank has a wide knowledge and understanding of freight vehicle fleet engineering and operational requirements, together with skills in development of freight maintenance strategies. He also has considerable experience in the management of freight operations and maintenance depots.

Industrial Design

A qualified Industrial Design Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, Luis Chomiak heads up Interfleet's Industrial Design team. Luis has led a wide variety of design projects world-wide, encompassing all types of rail vehicles, working with a range of international organisations, including Bombardier, Breda, Eurostar, Firema, and Pininfarina.

Infrastructure

Interfleet's Infrastructure team is led by Principal Infrastructure Engineer John Rastall, a chartered civil engineer and experienced project manager. John has extensive experience of leading multi-disciplinary rail projects in many countries throughout Asia and the UK and a wide knowledge of the design and maintenance of infrastructure disciplines.

Mechanical Components

A qualified mechanical engineer with many years' rail industry experience, Principal Engineer Kerry Schofield leads Interfleet's Mechanical Components team. Kerry's extensive knowledge encompasses braking systems, wheelslide protection, gearboxes and other key mechanical systems, together with project managing and testing skills.

Mechanical Systems

Chartered Mechanical Engineer Kevin Crofts leads Interfleet's Mechanical Structures team. Kevin has extensive knowledge of the design, development, procurement and repair of all types of rail vehicle structures, including aluminium and steel bodies, component mountings, bogies (trucks), wheels and axles. He has particular skills in structural proof, fatigue and crashworthiness issues for all vehicle types and has led many investigations into the cause of railway accidents and component failures.

On Train Systems

Interfleet's On Train Systems capabilities are led by experienced Electronic Systems Engineer Chris Baker. With extensive skills in project management, system design/integration, specification writing and type-testing, Chris has been involved in a wide variety of systems projects world-wide.

Procurement

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Principal Consultant Ian Mylroi leads Interfleet's International Procurement team. Ian has considerable experience in international rail vehicle procurement, maintenance and operation. He has been involved with many major projects word-wide, including developing maintenance & operations contracts for a new Asian airport railway, advising the Australian government on rail franchising and procurement of several new UK vehicle fleets for train operators.

Projects

Interfleet's Projects team is led by Chartered Mechanical Engineer Martin Ward, a project manager experienced in all aspects of major rail project management, including commercial, engineering and financial disciplines. Martin has been involved in managing refurbishment, re-engineering and new-build projects, implementation of new technologies, risk assessment and many other areas world-wide.

Safety & Approvals

Interfleet's Safety & Approvals skills include Audits, Engineering Approvals, Railway Safety Cases and Vehicle Acceptance Services. The team is led by experienced mechanical engineer Peter Erwin. Peter's extensive experience includes leading audit teams to investigate quality assurance and contractual issues, resident engineering inspection for new-build/refurbishment projects and leading rail project-teams, both within the UK and overseas.

Total Rail Systems

Chartered Engineer Graham Scott leads Interfleet's new Total Rail Systems team, combining all of Interfleet's multi-faceted business, engineering and technology skills to offer clients total solutions to major rail projects. Graham's systems engineering skills have been utilised by a wide range of strategic clients throughout the international rail industry, including governments, finance-houses, infrastructure owners, manufacturers and train operators.

Vehicle Engineering & Design

Principal Engineer Phil Hudson leads the Interfleet Vehicle Engineering & Design team, with responsibility for management of many major "turnkey" vehicle modification programmes, including the £40 million fitment of the Train Protection & Warning System (TWPS) safety system to the entire UK passenger vehicle fleet (in conjunction with equipment supplier Redifon MEL). Phil has extensive experience, including development of business & engineering specifications, feasibility studies & technical specifications and project management.

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