Veteran railway engineering professional Dave Semple will join Wi-Tronix LLC as Director – Wi-Tronix Australia/New Zealand on March 4. Based in Sydney, Australia, Semple will lead the region’s market strategy and execution as Wi-Tronix continues to build a global client base.
Semple received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a Master’s in Management from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and an International Engineer under the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA). With more than 40 years of experience with locomotives and passenger trains, his experience includes sales, engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning and through-life support of rolling stock. Semple started his professional career in Canada and has led engineering development projects in Australia, Canada, China and the U.S. He has worked in Australia for the past 10 years at Downer EDI Rail and Progress Rail, and most recently as Manager of Locomotive Technologies at LTK Australia.
“Dave brings to Wi-Tronix extensive rail knowledge and leadership as well as extensive Australia/New Zealand market history and operating knowledge,” the company said. “He will be our dedicated resource tasked with managing customer relations in our Australian market. We welcome him to the Wi-Tronix family as we continue our mission to improve reliability, efficiency and safety in the rail industry.
Wi-Tronix “provides the most advanced IoT platform designed specifically for the rail industry, connecting rail companies in real time with critical information and insights about how their trains and rail networks are performing,” the company said. “The Violet Edge onboard technology platform integrates data from across diverse fleets and data sources on an unprecedented scale for rail companies. We partner with our customers to improve the safety, service reliability and operational efficiency of their transportation systems. The entire Wi-Tronix team is passionately committed to its global vision of saving lives and ensuring the most efficient and reliable movement of goods and people throughout the world.”