Ricardo Rail recruits Ruddy

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

International consulting/engineering firm Ricardo Rail has appointed Brian Ruddy to the new role of Business Development Manager, U.S. to focus specifically on the domestic market. He will be based at Ricardo’s Chicago Technical Centre in Burr Ridge, Ill.

Ruddy joins Ricardo from ERICO International and brings more than 18 years’ experience in the U.S. rail industry. “During this period he has built an impressive network of contacts at both boardroom and operational level,” Ricardo said. “As Business Development Manager, he will oversee the establishment of a full service portfolio in the U.S., including technical consultancy, independent assurance and technology products.”

Ricardo added that “while able to draw upon domain expertise from our Rail Technical Centres across Europe and Asia, the U.S. team will be recruiting specialists in safety, rolling stock, signalling, RAMS and Human Factors, among others, to support U.S. industry clients.”

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