Sperry Rail Management Team

With more than 100 years of combined expertise, our management team brings the best leadership to our employees, our customers, and our partners.

Jamie O'Rourke

Jamie is the General Manager of Sperry. Jamie's decades of executive experience, combined with his commitment to global railroad safety and innovation, shapes Sperry's strategic vision. Under Jamie's leadership, Sperry's focus on quality, reliability, and repeatability has resulted in valuable inspection services that are less disruptive to railroad operations through advanced high-speed technologies. He has an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from Boston College and a Master's degree from Pace University in New York. Jamie is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association.

Simon Broomhead

Simon is Vice President of Engineering for Sperry. Simon manages, supports, and provides direction to the Engineering team, ensuring timely project delivery and complete customer satisfaction. Simon has decades of experience in engineering innovation for the railway industry. Previous engineering roles include Network Rail, Railtrack and AEA Technology Rail. Simon has a BSc in Engineering.

Frank Stillman

As Vice President of Risk Management for Sperry, Frank is committed to reducing the risk of service failure within the industry by developing innovative solutions that optimize Sperry's market-leading detection technology. Frank is a recognized expert in the field, with over 30 years of rail flaw detection and railroad experience. He is a member of AREMA and other railroad-specific organizations.

Robert DiMatteo

Robert is Sperry's Vice President of Global Business Development. Robert is responsible for driving Sperry's global growth by optimizing sales and marketing, building productive account relationships, and solving complex business challenges. Robert has 15 years of experience in domestic and international business development and management in the transportation industry. Prior to joining Sperry, Robert held director and management roles at Sikorsky Aircraft, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Eaton Aerospace. Robert has a Bachelor's degree and an MS in Business Management.

Justin Stroud

Justin is Sperry's Director of European Business and Operations. Justin is responsible for delivering Sperry's high quality, safety critical service to countries throughout Europe. Justin has over 12 years of Engineering, Operational and leadership experience working on Sperry global projects in Europe, US, Australia, India and China. Prior to joining Sperry, Justin worked in the medical industry and has 23 combined years in safety critical engineering roles. Justin has an Engineering Bachelor's degree from UEA and an MBA from University of Manchester, UK.

Bobby Gilbert

In his role as Director of Global Innovation, Bobby leads Sperry in the continuing development of products and software applications aimed at advancing Rail Health. Bobby has over 25 years of innovation and engineering experience in railroads including designing infrastructure monitoring systems for track geometry recording, machine vision, and gauging. His background is in mathematics which he has used to develop algorithms for simulation and data analysis systems in rail, energy and building industries.

Dave Corby

In his role as Software Director, Dave is responsible for ensuring all digital solutions advance Rail Health®. He manages the creation of multi-technology knowledge-based systems that reduce operator dependency and help railroads manage risk. Dave and his group develop and support all of the test systems, the analysis and verification applications, as well as the IT systems and infrastructure. Dave has 23 years of experience in the design and development of rail inspection systems. He has a BSc in Engineering.

Kevin Murphy

As Director of North American Operations for Sperry, Kevin is responsible for delivering operational excellence in North America by supporting the regional management teams and the North American service fleet. Kevin's first position at Sperry was managing the Non-Stop Testing Program. Before that, Kevin held various Operations leadership positions during a 20-year career in the US Army. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from West Point and a Master's Degree in Engineering from MIT.

Sperry News & Announcements
ASLRRA 2019 - April 6-9

Join the Sperry team in Orlando and learn more about our latest innovations. Visit us at booth #436.

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We've Moved!

We're excited to announce we've moved into our new state-of-the art Corporate Headquarters at 5 Research Drive, Shelton, CT

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ATS To Be Deployed on Saudi Arabia's Mecca-Medina Railway

The Mecca-Medina high-speed railway line, which moves more than 166,000 passengers a day, will utilize Sperry's ATS (Adaptive Test System) to keep operations running smoothly. The ATS offers a complete suite of Ultrasonic inspection technology and the latest deployment of Sperry's ATS system.

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