ENSCO, Inc. has named Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., senior project engineer for rail in its applied technology and engineering division.
In his new role, Chrismer will lead ENSCO’s efforts focused on providing research, consulting and testing services to the railroad and transit industries in the areas of vehicle design, vehicle dynamics, vehicle/track interactions, and passenger rail safety.
Chrismer has more than 35 years of experience improving track and vehicle engineering in the freight and passenger railway industries. Before joining ENSCO, he worked at LTK Engineering where he performed a variety of technical investigations of vehicles, including rail and wheel wear problems, vehicle-track forces, and vehicle dynamics.
He was also employed at Amtrak for five years, implementing numerous practices to improve track geometry and ride quality in advance of 160 mph service and also worked on the high-speed stability of Acela trainsets. Chrismer worked in engineering research for the Association of American Railroads for 16 years, where he concentrated in the areas of geotechnical engineering, track and vehicle engineering, vehicle/track interaction, and vehicle dynamics.
“We are enthusiastic about bringing Steve Chrismer onto ENSCO’s rail technology staff,” said Jeff Stevens, vice president of the applied technology and engineering division. “His wide range of experience is a strong complement to ENSCO’s existing capabilities, and will help us deliver the products and services that improve the safety and efficiency of freight and passenger trains throughout the world.”