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telent announce changes to their Rail business to meet industry demands

Following the appointment of Steve Dalton as Managing Director of telent’s Rail business in Autumn 2016, telent have announced further changes to the structure of their rail business.

Kevin Bonanno has joined telent as Business Development Director. Drawing on over 20 years’ commercial experience in wireless, digital and fixed telecom solutions throughout the UK and Europe, Kevin will lead, expand and develop the team to meet the exciting opportunities currently presented by the rail industry and its adoption of new technologies.

Steve Pearce has been appointed as Programme Director for Rail. Steve has been with telent for nearly 40 years and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Steve will be responsible for the overall delivery of all Rail Projects for Network Rail, Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and supply chain partners. As well as ensuring the successful and safe delivery of projects, Steve will play an active role in helping develop and implement telent’s forward looking Rail Strategy.

Sean Birrane has been appointed Head of EHS Rail Projects. Sean is a long-serving Railway Safety Manager, having joined the industry in 1979. He has considerable experience in managing large-scale projects including the West Coast Main Line Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) upgrade and GSM-R deployment. In Sean’s new role, his focus will be on meeting health and safety obligations in the most pragmatic way.

Steve Dalton explains, “telent share the aspirations of passengers, government and industry for a world class railway. We are a committed long term partner to the Rail Industry with a long-term Rail Strategy that is aligned to our key customers and industry stakeholders.”

“The increasing use of digital technology in the UK rail industry means the needs of our customers are rapidly changing. As designers, suppliers and maintainers of these new technologies, we have grown from a telecom and support integrator to a full-service data network and service provider, offering whole of life, 24/7 asset management and support.”

“Over the last two years, we have significantly expanded our capabilities in digital technology, cloud solutions and secure networking with several strategic acquisitions, including Telindus, Arqiva Secure Solutions, and most recently Richardson Eyres. We have continued to forge technology partnerships with world leading companies, such as Cisco and Juniper to further underpin telent’s technology strategy and long-term delivery capabilities.”

“We are actively exploring wider collaborations across the Rail Supply Chain and further afield to build best value offerings for our customers and the Rail Industry at large. Our systems and processes are designed so that we rapidly gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our customers’ critical networks. It is this knowledge that repeatedly allows telent to successfully deliver both remote and on-site support services to keep those systems live in the most efficient and effective ways for our customers.”

“We continually innovate, both commercially and technically, and through our continuous improvement philosophy we will ensure all our services provide real value to our customers.”

“Whilst the evolution of a digital railway will fundamentally change many rail systems, we are committed to ensuring that we continue to support our customers’ legacy systems.

“Our business is continuing to evolve to best meet the ever-changing needs of the rail industry and these appointments mark another step forward for telent Rail.”

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Notes to Editors

About telent 

Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital landscape, telent designs and delivers solutions and services that enable organisations to create, improve and maintain their mission critical communications networks.

Vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure and at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands, telent operates within various industry sectors including Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise.

telent’s industry expertise and professionalism make the company a partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Clients include BAE Systems, BT, Highways England, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coast Guard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Network Rail, Sky, Transport for London and Virgin Media.

Additional information can be found at www.telent.com

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