about Our Team

Our Team

T&RS Engineering has a diverse team of Engineers that have vast experience from working within the rail industry in a variety of roles from technicians to fleet engineers, production managers to fleet managers.

 

 

Find out more about our leadership team below. 

Richard Poulton - TRSE Engineering

Richard Poulton

Managing Director
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Richard Poulton - TRSE Engineering

Richard Poulton

Managing Director

Richard is a Traction and Rolling Stock Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the Rail industry specialising in maintenance and reliability projects.  His experience includes but is not limited to commissioning new fleets, major reliability and maintenance/overhaul improvement projects.

 

During his career, he has held team leader, management and director positions and also has experience of heading an overseas project.

 

Richard has gained experience in delivering work packages that meet all the requirements of Rail Industry Standards certification requirements.

 

Outside of work Richard enjoys walking in the countryside and holidays with the family.

Allan Watts - TRSE

Allan Watts

Engineering and Operations Director
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Allan Watts - TRSE

Allan Watts

Engineering and Operations Director

Allan is a qualified Engineering Director with over 28 years’ experience within the railway industry. The vast majority of time has been spent within a maintenance & overhaul environment in roles which included technician, team leader and project engineer. He has a proven ability to work under his own initiative to achieve business goals supported by sound engineering competencies.

 

Involved with the Fleet Acceptance, commissioning, testing and maintenance of new Diesel & Electric rolling stock introductions in Germany & the UK.  This included visits to sites involved with the construction of vehicles and components across Europe. Allan is approved as a Technical Assessor for the RSSB RISAS scheme.

 

Outside of work, Allan is a volunteer for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

Terry Mason - TRSE

Terry Mason

Head of Strategic Development
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Terry Mason - TRSE

Terry Mason

Head of Strategic Development

Terry is a versatile leader focused on business strategy, engineering solutions and management systems. His experience has been acquired over 50 years in rail and other industries, building and developing effective solutions that are customer focused and financially resilient.

 

Terry is experienced in;

 

  • Rail franchising, lease and fleet management
  • Product development and design
  • Production process and business systems

 

Environmentally conscious with an inbuilt vision for challenge and change

Ben Chesman - TRSE Engineering

Ben Chesman

Lead Project Engineer
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Ben Chesman - TRSE Engineering

Ben Chesman

Lead Project Engineer

Ben is a keen and dedicated Rolling Stock Project Engineer. A member of the Society of Operations Engineers, currently working towards gaining Incorporated Engineer status with the Engineering Council. He is motivated, very disciplined and highly professional in his conduct. Ben has significant experience of rail vehicle and component inspection, is proficient at writing technical reports, engineering risk reviews and the use of various project management software tools.

Simon Stringfellow - TRSE

Simon Stringfellow

Lead Project Engineer
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Simon Stringfellow - TRSE

Simon Stringfellow

Lead Project Engineer

Simon is a qualified and Incorporated Engineer who has worked in both the Aerospace and Rail industry for 16 years. He has varied experience in multiple fields such as, Lead Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Manager, New Product Introduction Engineer, Application Engineer.

 

Simon has specialised knowledge in bearing design and manufacture and has specialised in plain bearings, which has taken him across Europe, India and Russia.

 

During his career he has proven experience within Lean 6 Sigma, continuous improvement methodology and implementation. He has a drive to never just accept the status quo and always look for positive improvements.

 

Outside of work, Simon enjoys spending time with his family and volunteers as a Parish Councillor to help his local community.

Jennifer Poulton - TRSE Engineering

Jennifer Poulton

Finance Manager and Company Secretary
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Jennifer Poulton - TRSE Engineering

Jennifer Poulton

Finance Manager and Company Secretary

Jen's background prior to joining T&RS Engineering was within business administration within both private and public businesses. 

 

Jen is responsible for all aspects of the business finance & administration including ensuring our company finances are in order, managing invoicing, paying the wages and the payment of travel expenses and bills.