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Porterbrook appoints new Director of Engineering Services

Porterbrook today announced the appointment of Jason Groombridge as its new Director of Engineering Services.

This senior role will see Jason take responsibility for all engineering activities delivered by the business, including day-to-day customer support, whole life asset management and future strategy. Porterbrook owns over 30% of the passenger vehicles currently operating on Britain’s railway.

Jason is a Chartered Engineer and has extensive experience of the rolling stock sector, gained in both the UK and Australia. He will join Porterbrook on 6th September from SNC Lavalin where he has held various senior roles, most recently as Director of Rolling Stock.

Mary Grant, Porterbrook CEO said: “I am delighted that Jason has agreed to join us. 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 Groombridge said: “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.”