John Kennils, the noted railway civil engineer, has joined engineering consultancy ECSL as head of research and development.
With over 21 years civil, construction and design experience, John moves to ECSL from Richter, where he was group framework manager.
Before that, while with Freyssinet, John helped develop the technique of lifting brick-arch bridges, clearing the way for electrification programmes to proceed without having to demolish so may bridges along the way.
ECSL (Engineering Consultancy Services Limited) supports the international development of British engineering organisations, helping SMEs to achieve aligned goals and providing cost efficient consultancy services to charitable organisations.
Managing director Dr David Gent said: “I am really glad to have another good friend join us at ECSL.
“I first met John when we discovered a mutual love of both bridges and research and development so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into more FRP bridge research with him!”