AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades

07 November 2017
Houghton International appoints industry specialist to strengthen team and offer hands on technical support the rail sector
Houghton International has hired Steven Gilluley as its new Rail Technical Account Manager. Highly experienced and well respected within the rail industry, Steven will support the existing team as it continues to develop its service offering to reflect the evolving needs of the market. Offering hands on technical sales support, Steven will work with customers throughout the UK providing responsive solutions to their maintenance issues.
Houghton International appoints industry specialist to strengthen team and offer hands on technical
Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “We are thrilled to have Steven as part of the team and are looking forward to working together to develop market leading technical support that meets our customers requirement both now and in the future. 

“The rail sector is a key growth market for Houghton International and we are confident that combined with our quality services and innovative solutions Steven will help to ensure we remain at the forefront of industry developments, supporting our customers through their re-tractioning projects and the introduction of new vehicles.”

A time served fitter and armature winder, Steven has worked in the rail industry for over 30 years, he has a wealth of engineering experience and has been responsible for successfully delivering a range of projects to improve the performance of traction motors on a range of vehicles.

Steven Gilluley, Rail Technical Account Manager, at Houghton International, added: “Having been aware of Houghton International for a number of years, they have a great reputation within the industry and I’m pleased to have joined an innovative and forward-looking company that is committed to supporting an evolving industry. Having spent time in their facility in Newcastle, I’m particularly impressed with the level of investment in the business both on its facilities and in its employees. They are not only committed to developing their own apprentices but also offer an apprentice exchange programme to support the development of skills industry wide.

“I have worked in conjunction with Rolling Stock Operating Companies (ROSCOs), Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and maintenance companies for many years now and intend to bring this experience, along with my established supply chain relationships, to Houghton International. I will work on the ground and in depots with customers building on work to date to ensure they receive practical, proven and cost-effective solutions to their problems.”

Houghton International’s,  RISAS-approved, (Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme) rail division pioneers technical and commercial innovation in the repair, maintenance and life extension of AC & DC rail traction motors, (High Speed Train) HST alternators and Motor Alternator (MA) set into the UK and global markets.

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