Petrotechnics drives rail sector growth with strategic hire


Rail subject matter expert brings over 15 years’ experience to Petrotechnics

Aberdeen, UK, 10 March 2016 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, has appointed Michael Brown as rail subject matter expert to support its expansion in the sector.

Brown has 18 years’ experience in the rail industry. Having worked on major infrastructure projects including London Thameslink and Crossrail, Brown was most recently seconded from Balfour Beatty Rail into Network Rail on their ‘planning and delivering safe work’ programme.

Operating in Europe, Brown will be responsible for the optimal configuration of Petrotechnics’ flagship solution Proscient for rail clients. His role will also be to act as a conduit between the rail industry and Petrotechnics, including developing HSEQ best practices.

“I’ve seen the UK rail industry go through many changes since privatisation,” comments Brown. “Joining Petrotechnics has given me a fresh perspective on the sector. The company has a wealth of experience in optimising operations and managing risk for hazardous industries. I’m delighted to take up this new post and to be driving Petrotechnics’ expansion in the rail space.”

In 2015 Petrotechnics was awarded its first rail contract with a major UK rail infrastructure operator to reduce complexity and bring more focus to managing operational risk. The company has ambitious plans to expand its global footprint of rail clients.

“Petrotechnics’ solutions allow operators to get more of the right work done safely. We are thrilled to be expanding our rail team and are confident that this hire will support the growth of our client base in the sector,” adds Iain Mackay, Executive Vice President of Petrotechnics. “Michael’s expertise, unique insight and understanding of rail operations from an HSEQ perspective will make him an invaluable member of the team.”

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