New MD for Xrail Group

Noel Travers has joined Xrail Group as managing director from Unipart.

Noel Travers has joined the Xrail Group as managing director to help drive itsexpansion across the UK and overseas.

He brings with him a strong record of business strategy and operational improvement. He was previously managing director of Unipart Manufacturing Group, with overall responsibility for the group’s automotive and aerospace manufacturing businesses. Before that, he was interim chairman and UK managing director of Bombardier Transportation.

Munir Patel, Xrail Group.

Munir Patel, CEO of the Xrail Group, said: “We’re really pleased that Noel is joining Xrail – we’re moving from a position of strength to continue to transform Xrail Group for the future.

“With Noel now on board, we have a complete and strong leadership team in place.

“All the team are really looking forward to working with Noel and I’m confident that we can continue to build on our recent successes and drive our strategic vision forward.”

Noel Travers, Unipart Rail.

Noel Travers responded: “I am delighted to be joining Xrail Group at a time when they have established themselves as a serious player in the signalling market in the UK and internationally.

“I look forward to working with the team to continue the development of this excellent business.”

Noel is a Fellow of the IMechE and is deputy chairman of its Railway Division. In addition to his BEng In Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, Noel also holds an MSc in Rail Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

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