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Michael Cahill

Michael Cahill
President, Rolling Stock
Siemens Mobility, North America

Biography: Michael Cahill is president of Siemens Mobility's Rolling Stock business for North America. In this role, he manages the operational and commercial activities across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets.

With more than 25 years of experience at Siemens, Cahill began his career as a commissioning engineer working in Germany, the United States, Italy and South Korea. He has held several leading positions in project management for the Siemens Transportation Systems business, and currently oversees the activity of Siemens Mobility's North American Manufacturing Headquarters for Rolling Stock based in Sacramento, California. With over 2400 employees and in operation for more than 30 years, the plant designs and manufactures advanced rail equipment for customers across the U.S. and North America.

Cahill studied electrical engineering at the University College Dublin.



Matthew G. Dick, P.E.

Matthew G. Dick, P.E.
Chief of Strategy and Development

Abstract: This plenary speech will discuss the critical role that academic research has in the railway industry including discussion of case studies, lessons learned, and insights to career growth in the rail industry. Additionally, this plenary speech will discuss the next generation Transportation Technology Center (TTC) located in Pueblo Colorado and its new role in supporting academic institutions in their pursuit of advancing research in the railway industry. The speech will include discussion of capabilities, case histories, and future vision of the partnership between the TTC and academic institutions. The speech will include time for Q&A to provide additional insights and perspectives.

Biography: Matthew Dick is the Chief of Strategy and Development at ENSCO. Matthew held previous roles during his fourteen years at ENSCO including Rail Division Manager. In the current role, Matthew is leading ENSCO's development of expanded service and solution offerings including at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) and ENSCO's subsidiary KLD Labs, Inc. Matthew Dick received his B.S.M.E and M.S.M.E. from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and has his professional engineering license. He has been involved with railroad research and technology for over 20 years in areas of vehicle/track interaction, derailments, and inspection technology. Matthew is Chair Emeritus of AREMA Committee Two "Track Measurement and Assessment Systems" and is a previous Chair of the ASME Rail Transportation Division.