Dominic DiBrito
Vice President, International Operations

Bio

Dom DiBrito, an executive engineer holding degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems, has 28 years of experience in all areas of rail transportation. He is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) in Australia and the USA with a background in design, development, testing and analysis of rail transportation systems and rolling stock. His experience covers applications ranging from freight services to high speed passenger trains, and everything in between, including light rail vehicles, heavy rail electric and diesel multiple units, and specialty passenger coaches and freight wagons. Dominic has held the positions of San Francisco Bay Area Regional Manager for LTK Engineering Services and Vice President of Engineering at both a railcar manufacturing company and a private consulting practice in the USA. He served as NDYLTK’s first Managing Director, building its consultant practice and managing a variety of light rail, heavy rail and systems engineering projects.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • CPEng
  • RPEQ
Chi Ping Luk
Managing Director

Bio

Chi Ping Luk holds a degree in Computer Science and an advanced degree in Information Technology. She has 28 years technical experience in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. For the past two decades she has applied her skills in the multidisciplinary environment of the rail industry, both passenger and freight. A Chartered Engineer in Electrical, Chi Ping is an accomplished Manager/Principal Engineer whose experience encompasses all phases of the project life cycle as lead designer and project manager across a broad range of green field and brown field assignments. Within the rail industry, she has extensive project and design management experience in the technical and commercial aspects of rail systems, signalling, electrical, and mechanical system, train control and train operations. The years she spent in the Hong Kong MTRC (Define) enables her to understand operators’ needs and she has been the driving force in systems interfaces and integration of control centres (central, station and depot). Her differentiator lies in her know-how from requirements tracing to operational handover. Her involvement includes technical, operational, functional and human aspects of the integrated solution. And her experience spans across light rail, heavy rail and high speed rail applications. In recent years, she has overseen the traction power and operations performance modelling of several complex passenger and freight rail networks.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • CEng
Andrew Whitten
Group Manager - Rolling Stock

Bio

Andrew Whitten is a results-focussed Engineering Manager with over 20 years experience in the rolling stock design and manufacturing industry. Working as a Mechanical Engineer and Design Manager, Andrew has played an important role in delivering some of Australia’s largest passenger and freight rolling stock projects. Most notably, these include the Waratah and Tangara electric multiple units (EMUs) in Sydney service, the IMU120, IMU160 and SMU260 EMUs for Queensland Rail, the TransPerth B Series EMUs for the PTA in Western Australia, as well as several locomotive programmes. Andrew has brought this rich depth of experience to NDYLTK where he is assisting clients with the procurement of light rail vehicles and heavy rail upgrades. His perspective on rolling stock design, manufacture, maintenance and upgrade is invaluable in advising clients on the best path forward in executing their rolling stock programmes. Andrew is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • RPEQ
Bruce Wooldridge
Group Manager - Projects

Bio

Bruce Wooldridge is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with 28 years experience in the rail industry encompassing rolling stock procurement and delivery management, strategic sourcing, business development, project management, rail operations, engineering management, technical advisory, rolling stock design and maintenance. During his professional career he has been employed across a wide range of rail companies, including passenger and freight operators, consultancies, designers, manufacturers, maintainers and component suppliers. This extensive experience covers all aspects of rolling stock engineering and operation across programmes involving light rail vehicles, passenger electric and diesel multiple units, tilt trains, locomotive-hauled passenger trains, freight locomotives and freight wagons. Bruce has been engaged in off-shore rolling stock design and manufacturing projects including those for locomotives, wagons and light rail vehicles. Bruce has been applying this broad background to rolling stock procurement and upgrade projects for NDYLTK clients.

Ronald Bennell
Group Manager - Overhead Traction Wiring

Bio

A veteran of more than four decades working in the rail industry, Ron Bennell is a specialist in overhead traction wiring systems. With qualifications in Electrical Engineering and Computing, he has participated in all aspects of overhead wire projects, from design through construction to testing. Ron began his career with Victorian Railways where he prepared designs for construction and modification to the 1500Vdc overhead system over a nine-year period. This was followed by an 18 year engagement with Queensland Rail (QR) where he rose through the position of Technical Officer to Overhead Traction System Designer. At QR he participated in design, construction and field inspection of the railway’s 25kV auto tensioned traction wiring system across a variety of line extensions, duplication projects, storage and maintenance facility expansions and station modernisation programmes. He also investigated incidents arising from failure of operational overhead traction wiring equipment and pantographs. Ron then brought his skills to the USA, where he worked on various light rail and tram overhead wire design assignments for 750 and 1500Vdc systems. Since returning to Australia, Ron has been re-engaged in overhead wire design work for QR and has been part of the NDYLTK team modelling complex traction power networks.

Trevor Watling
Senior Traction Power Engineer

Bio

Trevor Watling, a degreed Electrical Engineer, has 12 years of industry experience in traction power and overhead wire design. He has served as lead designer as well as an independent reviewer on projects in New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand. Specialising in applications for both light rail and heavy rail, Trevor has substantial experience in system protection for dc traction power systems, data acquisition and instrumentation, diagnosis and analysis of system abnormalities and fault investigations, specification of substation equipment, and electrical safety and switching. He has worked on 600 and 1500 Vdc and 11, 33 and 66kVac power supply systems and overhead wire designs for 1500Vdc distribution networks. With strong skills in computer modelling, he has simulated traction power networks to analyse load flow and identify weak points in existing designs on very complicated traction power networks. His design experience provides an excellent foundation for building these models and critiquing the results.