Advanced Rail Technologies
Tom Greaves Tom Greaves CEng. MIMechE FIRSE MCILT Chairman.

Tom Greaves gained his key experience through railway service totalling thirty-nine years with British Railways between 1949 and 1988. From 1956 he held key managerial appointments in traction, motive power and operational functions at all levels of the industry ranging from Depot to Railway Board Headquarters via Areas and Regions.

Building on railway experience, Tom formed a management consultancy. His successful business concentrated upon the exploitation of modern technology and the elimination of hazards from train crew operation, equipment design and infrastructure enhancement.

Business development from 1990 resulted in the formation of ComrecoRail Ltd, the core products being systems to provide and support Train planning, Resource Management and Simulation. These are applied within the Railway Signalling, Infrastructure, Traction and Operation functions. Over 60 licenses World Wide are in current use and as an example the train planning systems provide scheduling and timetable production data to Network Rail UK, Norway, Romania and the USA offering economies and capacity enhancement. Following acquisition of the business by the German Vossloh group, Tom worked as a Rail advisor to the UK Department of Trade and Industry prior to the development of Advanced Rail Technologies.

At all stages of Tom Greaves' Career, the International liaison and project work have been an important element contributing to a full understanding of the world's rail systems.

Tom brings to ART a breadth of international railway experience at the most senior levels and his skills complement those of the other Directors