NEW APPOINTMENTS: Trio on track for new roles at Doncaster-based rail firm

Karen Beardsley, of Unipart.

Karen Beardsley, of Unipart.

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Unipart Rail have recently announced the appointment of three new board members for the traction and rolling stock (T&RS) sector of thee business.

The appointments are Kevin Orton who assumes the role of sales director for UK and Ireland, Balazs Berki is promoted to international business development director and Karen Beardsley, who becomes supply chain director.

Balazs Berki, of Unipart.

Balazs Berki, of Unipart.

The trio will be tasked with supporting the Doncaster-based firm’s plans for growth in the UK and internationally. The company provides a wide range of products and services for the rail industry.

George Tillier, managing director of Unipart Rail T&RS, said: “We are now providing a broader range of services to both our existing customers and prospective partners and it is important that we support these developments with strong governance and leadership at board level. The new appointments are all people who have been in the rail industry and the company for several years and I am sure that they will bring their considerable expertise, experience and enthusiasm into their new roles.”

Kevin has been with Unipart Rail for over eight years and was previously head of business development for Europe. Balazs has worked in the rail industry for more than five years and Karen has been with Unipart Rail for over 17 years. Her previous role was as director of the company’s expert practices’ consultancy division.

Kevin Orton, of Unipart.

Kevin Orton, of Unipart.