Belvoir Rail Appoints Mike Harmer as Chief of Strategic Operations

Belvoir Rail is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Harmer as its new Chief of Strategic Operations, reinforcing the company’s commitment to growth and excellence in the rail industry.

Mike joins Belvoir Rail following his most recent position as Managing Director at Schaltbau Transportation UK where he successfully led the operational delivery of the business.

Mike brings over three decades of valuable experience in the rail industry, accompanied by extensive knowledge in engineering and rolling stock. With a proven track record in executive and board leadership, Mike combines project and commercial expertise, with a keen sense for governance and strategic business development.

In his new role at Belvoir Rail, Mike will be responsible for leading the growth strategy of the company, leveraging his expertise and understanding of the rail sector to drive new business opportunities, foster customer partnerships, and advance the company’s expansion in the UK rail market.

With a history of improving on-train performance and passenger comfort, Mike has collaborated with train leasing companies, operators, and OEMs across the UK and Europe, overseeing the successful installation of various engineering-related products such as passenger door and HVAC systems, ETCS, DAS, and on-train safety equipment.

James Brown, Managing Director at Belvoir Rail, said “I am delighted to welcome Mike Harmer to the Belvoir Rail team. Along with a strong background in rail, Mike brings invaluable leadership and entrepreneurial drive to our team.  His arrival underscores the momentum we are building here at Belvoir Rail and his expertise aligns seamlessly with our vision for growth and expansion.”

Brown added “Mike is renowned for tackling complex rolling stock challenges head-on, delivering winning solutions that yield tangible results for businesses and, most importantly, for passengers. He is a significant and eagerly welcomed addition to the Belvoir Rail family.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mike Harmer said “I’m thrilled to join Belvoir Rail, a company I’ve long admired.  Belvoir Rail is an exceptionally ambitious and agile SME, standing proud with a clear vision, mission, and values, coupled with an outstanding reputation that has earned the trust of many satisfied customers. I couldn’t envision a more compelling opportunity than to collaborate in advancing the company’s impressive business strategy.”

Mike also added “I’m eager to hitting the ground running, working closely with the team, clients, and partners with the aim of growing the company’s customer base. I’m confident that my extensive experience in rolling stock and onboard environments will propel Belvoir Rail further as we continue to drive a customer centric culture and attract partnerships with leading rail enterprises.”

Mike, who has established himself as a trusted authority in consistently delivering effective on-train operability, reliability, efficiency, and passenger comfort solutions for some of the industry’s most prominent brands will officially assume his role at Belvoir Rail on February 1, 2024.

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