Belvoir Rail Welcomes Mike Harmer as Chief of Strategic Operations

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

Mike Harmer brings with him over three decades of invaluable experience in the rail sector, with a proven track record of success in executive and board leadership. His most recent role as Managing Director at Schaltbau Transportation UK showcased his ability to drive operational delivery and enhance business performance.

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 market to drive new business opportunities, foster customer partnerships, and advance our 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. With a strong background in the rail industry, 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. 

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. "

" I'm eager to hitting the ground running, working closely with the team, its customers, and partners with the aim of growing its current 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 01 February 2024.