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SOURCE Alstom Transportation Inc.
NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business. In this new role, he will lead strategy, business development, customer relations, sales and project execution in the region. He will be in charge of over 1,500 employees throughout the continent.
Previously, Jerome was Managing Director of Alstom Transport France from 2010 to 2014 where he managed high-speed rail, tramway, metro, signaling and services contracts and led the "Next Generation" high-speed trains project in collaboration with the French government.
"Alstom's businesses in the U.S. and Canada including the century old Hornell, NY manufacturing plant have continuously served the U.S. and Canadian rail industry for more than 100 years and we look forward to pursuing collaborating with our customers to provide them the next generation of rail transportation solutions tailored to their needs," said Jerome Wallut.
Throughout his 26 year career, Jerome Wallut has held various management positions in the transportation industry. He joined Alstom Transport in 2000 as Director of Project Management Methods and eventually becoming Operations Director for Alstom's Signaling Asia. In 2003, Jerome became Major Account Director for RATP (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) and RFF (Reseau Ferre de France), and soon was appointed Vice President of the Casco Signal Ltd. joint venture in China. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Key Accounts Director for the SNCF (Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais) of France.
Jerome Wallut began his career at Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer where he occupied various positions in the after-sales division, in the test flight department and subsequently in the programs department and delivery center. Jerome has a degree in aerospace engineering and a business degree from of the INSEAD Business School.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.
About Alstom Transport North America
Alstom Transport has over 100 years of experience in the U.S. and Canadian rail transportation markets and supplies solutions for passenger rolling stock (metro, light rail, high-speed rail), systems, signaling, infrastructure, services, and freight. Alstom Transport has supplied more than 8,000 new or renovated rail vehicles currently in use throughout North America. Alstom Transport employs over 1,500 people across 10 sites and operates industrial facilities in Naperville, IL, Rochester, NY, and Hornell, NY, the largest passenger rolling stock manufacturing facility in North America.
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