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Home People Graham Taylor seeks election to IMechE Railway Division Board

Graham Taylor seeks election to IMechE Railway Division Board

Graham has been working with the Spanish manufacturer CAF for over 3 ½ years and in that time has been responsible for overseeing the build and initial production from the CAF Newport facility as well as being deeply involved in the introduction of two fleets of coaches.

Graham became a Fellow of the IMechE 21 years ago and has been an active volunteer for many years including RD Scottish Centre committee member, Professional Review Interview chairman, Vice Chair of the Professional Review Committee responsible for CEng registrations and, more recently, became the IMechE nominee on the Engineering Council – Quality Assurance Committee.

Graham has had a very varied engineering and project management career spending time in the Power, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors, as VP of a Specialist Coatings business as well as in Rolling Stock manufacture and maintenance. Graham has worked on projects across the globe in such diverse locations as Argentina, Algeria and Australia and lived in Malaysia for 2 years building a power station.

In his 15 years in Rail, Graham was the Project Director for the early phase of the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ product, has run vehicle and component MRO businesses in the UK and Europe and more recently oversaw the construction, staff recruitment, quality approvals and first Class 195 vehicle builds of CAF’s Newport factory.

Graham has spent the last 2 years overseeing the introduction of CAF Mk5 coaches for both Caledonian Sleeper and Transpennine Express.

If you are an IMechE member you are eligible to vote by registering with the Railway Division and declaring your industry interest as Railway as follows: Log in to your IMechE account, then; Your (My) Profile → INDUSTRY (tab) → tick Railway → SUBMIT.

You will then receive an email from the IMechE enabling you to vote.

The voting closes at 5pm on Friday 7 May.

Graham is presenting on his recent experiences on the introduction of two different fleets of CAF Coaches at an MechE online event on the 13th May.

Anyone, member or not, can register to attend at CAF Mark 5 coaches – Sleepers and TransPennine (

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