Howard Revell was presented with the 2007 IRSE Australasia Chairman's Award by Chairman Richard Stepniewski at the AusRail Plus Gala Dinner in Sydney.
Howard started his railway signalling career in York in UK in 1960. In Howard’s 47 years in the industry, including 31 years in Australia, he has covered all aspects of signal engineering. In Australia, he has worked for DML, Westinghouse, Ventura, US&S and now Ansaldo STS and is currently their Director of Engineering.
Throughout his career Howard has not been afraid to get involved in difficult projects, lead from the front by getting involved, help others and put in the effort needed to achieve the required results.
He has been instrumental in the widespread acceptance of Microlok in Australia and for the introduction of Microtrax in NSW.
Howard always takes the time to explain the technology and the reasons behind practices to younger engineers. His mentoring and advice has assisted many engineers in their development in railway signalling. He has contributed as an author to the Railway Signalling Diploma program and is responsible for maintaining one of the diploma courses.
Howard has actively supported the IRSE throughout his career. He joined as a Student in 1969, became a full member in 1974 and a Fellow in 2004.
He has been on the Australasian section committee for the last eight years.
Howard is a very professional engineer, a thorough gentleman and has truly made a significant contribution to our industry over this long period of time.