MD of ERTMS Users Group joins our Editorial Board
27 January 2016 • Author: European Railway Review
European Railway Review is pleased to announce that Michel Ruesen, Managing Director of the EEIG ERTMS Users Group, has joined our Editorial Board.
Michel has been the Managing Director of the ERTMS Users Group since 2010. He has been active in railway business since 2003 when he joined the Dutch Infrastructure manager ProRail as a Deputy Director of Maintenance and Asset Management. While working for ProRail, Michel was the President of the ERTMS Users Group from 2006 to 2008 and the President of the EEIG Corridor Rotterdam–Genoa (now called Rhine Alpine Corridor) from 2008 to 2010.
European Railway Review plans to utilise Michel’s industry knowledge and expertise to help direct our content and also be a platform for Michel to contribute informative articles.
On confirming his position to the Editorial Board, Michel said: “ERTMS deployment in Europe will be boosting in the next 10-15 years. I’m happy to help European Railway Review as a member of the editorial board to highlight the most exciting developments in this field.”
Michel holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delft and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the Simon School in Rochester. He started his career in 1984 as a consultant in the field of bulk material handling. From 1992 until 1999 Michel worked for the Dutch Electricity Generating Board. During this period he was (among other positions) Manager of Operations of the Dutch Nuclear Power Plant in Dodewaard and contributed to the strategic decision making process to take this plant out of operation and to prepare it for a safe enclosure for a period of 40 years. From 1999 until 2002 Michel worked as Director Marketing and Sales for large power transformers at Smit Transformatoren in The Netherlands and RWE Solutions in Germany.