SGS Strengthens its Rail Team with Appointment of James Airey

In November 2012, SGS appointed a new member to its consulting team, Mr. James Airey, with the aim to further strengthen the SGS railway services portfolio.
Nov. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Airey Appointed As Senior Member of SGS Rail Consulting Team

SGS is pleased to announce James Airey as a senior member of the strategic consulting team, with the aim to further strengthen its already impressive rail team. Mr. Airey joins SGS from Siemens Rail Systems and brings with him over 16 years of rail industry experience specializing in the procurement, design, manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock.

Mr. Airey was responsible for the development of business relating to rolling stock maintenance and depot infrastructure during his tenure at Siemens. He managed successful bids for the Thamslink Rolling Stock Project (TRSP), Eurostar's Velaro e320 and Class 350 EMUs for London Midland and TransPennine Express. Prior to his achievements at Siemens, Mr. Airey was employed by the global management and consulting firm of Booz & Company and is rejoining his colleagues Phil Taylor, Richard Bexon, Simon Lawson and Wendy Morgan, the experienced Strategic Rail Consultants appointed by SGS at the beginning of this year.

SGS Welcomes Airey to its Rail Team

Mark Dowell, SGS Head of UK Industrial Division, states, “The appointment of James will enable us to further expand our railway services ( ( portfolio, demonstrating our firm commitment to growing our UK and global rail business. Working in unison with the existing SGS team, his knowledge and experience will allow us to offer both current and future customers additional services that complement the independent verification and validation services for which SGS is renowned. We're extremely pleased to welcome James to our team.”

James commented, “I am delighted to move to SGS and cannot wait to work amongst the team to assist in further developing our already impressive capabilities within existing markets and help guide our entry into new services and geographical markets on a global scale.”

In his new position, James Airey is responsible for developing rail service offerings, expanding the client base, leading the delivery of high-value rail services to customers and ensuring that SGS continues to deliver unique solutions to the global rolling stock and rail infrastructure markets.

About SGS

The world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS boasts accreditations in all major standards and is respectfully recognized as a leading global benchmark. With its broadly experienced and highly qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields and offers a wide range of product certification services (


SGS CORREL Rail is an independent verification and validation company in the field of supplying mandatory and voluntary Notified Body services, certification of new, upgraded and modified rolling stock, technical assessment of products and processes, maintenance optimization (, consultancy and training. In addition, SGS CORREL Rail provides the rail industry comprehensive strategic consulting services.

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Gary Winstanley
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Gee House, Holborn Hill, Birmingham,
B7 5PA, United Kingdom
t: +44 (0)121 326 3672
f: +44 (0)121 328 5343


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.
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