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Richard  Sykes

Name: Richard Sykes

Address:Power House, Parker Street, Bury BL9 0RJ United Kingdom

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Rowe Hankins Ltd

Canadian Permanent Resident

Senior Executive, Railway Engineering, General Manager, Director, Depot Manager, Thales CBTC Signalling/VOBC.

My aim is to deliver of the most reliable, costs effective railway for the best customer experience, through performance management, meeting & exceeding all Stakeholders needs. I have played active roles in bid teams from concept to completion

Delivered the London Olympic 2012 Games, Rolling Stock requirements, with 99%+ Reliability and Availability for the for the Docklands Light Railway.

Specialties: Railway Engineering, Infrastructure, Signalling and Telecommunications, Rolling Stock, Power, All Railway disciplines, Depot Management, Programme Management, Change Management


-Rowe Hankins Ltd-
Managing Director
Sep 2018 – Present
Rowe Hankins has a global reputation for quality, reliability and innovation, experienced engineers have a long and successful track record giving the highest possible level of service to rail projects worldwide.

I am an Executive Board Member and Managing Director at Rowe Hankins Ltd. Responsible for strategic planning, business planning and strategy. Report directly to the Chairman, accountable for all research and development of products and projects, our P&L Business sustainability and growth are key areas for me to focus upon. Building strong engaged, enabled teams.

Vice President Maintenance
Jun 2014 – Aug 2018
An executive member of the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), this role oversees all Asset Management, Assurance, Engineering, Fleet, Railway Infrastructure and Rolling Stock disciplines comprised of ~450 staff. Also ensures the safety, availability & reliability of all BCRTC assets. As the key stakeholder oversees all Project works delivered on or about the railway infrastructure. The Infrastructure is currently 80 KMs, has 39 stations and 286 differing LRVs. During 2016, 28 new LRVs were Tested and Commissioned on to the railway, also a Railway extension opened with 6 new stations and 11.3 KMs of track.

-Serco Docklands-
General Manager Rolling Stock
Feb 2010 – 2014
General Manager Rolling Stock & Depot Manager, responsible for the maintenance and safe operations of the DLR fleet of 149 vehicles. Consisting of two differing rolling stocks. Leading the team of multi skilled engineers within our rolling stock disciplines. Responsible for Engineering, Assurance, Reliability, Production and Projects. Also Heading a Projects team of 50+ staff delivering projects in all aspects of Railway disciplines.

Delivered 100% service availability during the London Olympic Games and +98% reliability across the fleet of vehicles. Through a multi disciplinary programme schedule, I was able to provide total confidence throughout the business that the Rolling Stock asset had the ability to cope and deliver the Olympic Games demands.

During my career, I have worked with , Bombardier in, Derby, Crewe, Bruges, Bautzen. Alstom in Wolverton, London. Ansaldo in Copenhagen from a rail vehicle prospective.

Heading a multi discplined Project Team, delivering Projects relating to all aspects of railway discplines .

-Serco Docklands Ltd-
Programme Manager
Apr 2005 – 2010

Rowe Hankins Ltd

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Rowe Hankins Ltd specialises in innovative on-train and trackside products for the world’s railways. Rowe Hankins works closely with rolling stock manufacturers, fleet operators, track owners and infrastructure contractors.

For over a quarter of a century, Rowe Hankins has been designing and manufacturing Speed Sensors, Non-intrusive Current Monitoring devices, Intelligent Wheel Flange Lubrication systems, AC and DC Earth Leakage Detection Units. Rowe Hankins also supply new build and refurbishing projects with on-train diagnostic and communication systems and power supply converters and inverters. With a global reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. Rowe Hankins’ experienced engineers have a long and successful track record giving the highest possible level of service to rail projects worldwide.

In addition, we provide electro-mechanical and electronic products service facilities to maintain, overhaul and repair circuit breakers, contactors and on-train monitoring and recording (OTMR) systems. At the forefront of our service facilities, is a specialist DC current injection system, capable of 5000A continuous and ramped current output, extendable to 10,000A. In addition, we have a dedicated circuit breaker tester, capable of testing up to 125 Amps and measuring trip times down to 1 millisecond.

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