Giles Pettit, MSc, FIMechE, CEng, BEng
Associate Director | Rolling Stock Lead
Giles is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has been a consultant in rolling stock and railway systems over the past two decades. He has worked in specialist Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering and Asset Management disciplines over this time for Atkins and then Interfleet / SNC-Lavalin. He has overseen structural designs and refurbishment plans of various fleets in the UK and South-East Asia, turnkey fitment of train systems to legacy fleets and was a technical advisor working on the train specification and procurement of the HS2 fleet. Since joining Arup in 2019, Giles has overseen the formation and growth of the Rolling Stock team, leading work such as technical due diligence for rolling stock acquisitions, rolling stock procurement strategies and the fleet workstream for Operator of Last Resort activities. Giles led Arup’s team providing technical support and design to the Arcola (now Ballard) project to convert a legacy EMU to hydrogen fuel-cell power, and has been at the forefront of hydrogen strategy work for numerous operators and asset owners in Europe and North America.
Luv Sehgal, PE, ENV SP
Senior Rail Engineer
Luv Sehgal is a Senior Rail Engineer with experience in design and construction phase services of rail projects. He holds a master’s degree in civil and railroad engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the
NIT Hamirpur, India.
He is presently working with TYLin based in Toronto. Previously he worked with Arup as Senior Rail Engineer in their New York, Boston, and Toronto offices. He has worked on Metrolinx, MTA, MBTA, Amtrak etc projects in various capacities such as Designer, PM/CM, Technical advisors, Owners representatives etc. His research was focused on track design and high-speed rail infrastructure. He has published and presented his research findings on these topics in AREMA, WRI, IPWE, MHSRA etc. He has previously worked with WAPCOS Ltd, DMRC, Indian Railways also.
Luv’s rail technical background, experience in the use of innovative technologies and attention to detail, allow him to bring value to every project in which he is involved. He is an active member of AREMA and has presented his work almost every year at the conference.
AVP Environment, Hazardous Materials and Climate Change
Association of American Railroads
Devin Sprinkle is a passionate and proven leader with over 25 years of experience in the North American railroad industry specializing in the areas of environmental regulatory rulemaking, compliance, assessment, remediation, and emergency response. He currently holds the position of AVP Environment, Hazardous Materials and Climate Change at the Association of American Railroads in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities include the development and coordination of industry policy regarding risk management, environmental and hazardous materials issues including those regarding the transportation of nuclear waste. He is responsible for identifying both short- and long-term risk management, environmental and hazardous materials issues that affect the rail industry and advising member railroads of the potential impact of regulatory and legislative issues.