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GB Railfreight makes two key management promotions

GB Railfreight (GBRf) says two vastly experienced staff members promoted to new senior board roles on will make ‘significant contributions’ to their teams. Bob Tiller comes in as Engineering Director and Ian Langton as new Production Director.

Tiller will oversee the relationships with GBRf’s leasing and maintenance partners, ensuring value for money is achieved through delivering long term, sustainable results for the company. He joined GBRf eight years ago as Fleet Engineer and has worked on the railways for over 40 years, starting as an apprentice with what was then British Rail. He’s since worked in various technical roles, including Depot Production Manager, Fleet Engineer and on various locomotive refurbishment projects.

Day-to-day delivery

Ian Langton will be responsible for leading the day-to-day delivery of GBRf’s services. He joined the company in April 2012 and has over 27 years’ experience in the rail freight sector. He previously spent 22 years with DB Schenker and its various predecessors, EWS and Transrail, as well as British Rail. He was also Operations Manager for DB Schenker in The Netherlands.

John Smith, GBRf’s Managing Director, said: “It is a real pleasure to welcome both Bob and Ian to the GBRf board, where I know they will be able to make significant contributions. They both have proven track records of providing leadership and direction to their teams, as well as the ability to successfully lead and implement business strategies.

Culture and work ethic

“In promoting Bob and Ian, I want to demonstrate that GBRf rewards loyalty and hard work, and is committed to creating more opportunities for others within the company. Maintaining the culture and work ethic within GBRf is paramount for me. I intend to work closely with all of the board to ensure this is maintained, developed, and improved upon.”

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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