Thursday, May 19, 2011

Riddett named Invensys Rail president, CEO

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Invensys Rail Thursday said Kevin Riddett will succeed James Drummond as president and CEO of Invensys Rail. Riddett (pictured below) has been chief operating officer of Chippenham, England-based Invensys Rail since November 2010, having previously spent two years leading Invensys Rail North America.

kevinriddett.jpgDrummond, who has been president and CEO since 2006, will be leaving Invensys on June 30, the company said. Drummond will become Group CEO of the INAER group of companies, a global provider of helicopter emergency services and maintenance aircraft.

Wayne Edmunds, chief executive of London-based Invensys plc, commented: "I would like to thank James for his leadership of Invensys Rail over the past five years, during which time the division has grown and performed with great success, and I wish him well for the future.

Edmunds continued, “Kevin has demonstrated his abilities both as the leader of our U.S. business and more recently as COO of the division. Invensys Rail has an exciting future and I look forward to working with Kevin to build on division’s success."