New leader for Cubic's smartcard team

As the Pearl Consortium heads into the engineering phase of Sydney’s smartcard system, partnering firm Cubic has brought in a leading design engineer to get things moving

November 2, 2010

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) – the engineering partner of Sydney’s new smartcard system – has appointed Engineering Director Tim Cook to lead the consortium’s design and installation team.

Cook was previously Cubic’s Chief Engineer at the company’s San Diego headquarters, and was behind the system architecture for the Cubic-led Pearl Consortium when it originally bid for the Sydney contract.

Cubic’s Regional Managing Director Matt Cole says Cook’s role was integral to the success of the project.

"Tim is an exceptionally talented IT and engineering specialist, with vast experience and a strong global reputation in smartcard ticketing," Cole says.

"His level of knowledge, expertise in the industry and Australian experience will be key to Cubic’s current contracts with TransLink, RailCorp and Public Transport Ticketing Corporation (PTTC), as well as our new business expansion program in the region."

In his new role Cook will remain the overall solution architect for the Sydney system and will continue to work with the PTTC on a regular basis to ensure successful delivery.

He will also be responsible for all engineering and development in the Asia/Pacific region,

Cook says its great to be back in Sydney where he is looking forward to working on the project.

"Sydney is to receive a world class smartcard ticketing system, and it’s not often you get the chance to see something this big through from the initial planning and design stage to delivery and implementation," he says.

"I’m also looking forward to strengthening the Cubic engineering presence here in Australia and being able to provide additional support for our customers in this region."

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