Mr Robin Simmons, of Kimbolton, MNZM, for services to the rail industry
Robin Simmons was Operations Manager for Locomotive Engineers in Palmerston North before becoming National Training Manager for KiwiRail.
He worked with KiwiRail’s Continuous Improvement Team and helped lead the introduction of the Energymiser Driver Advice System, which markedly improved fuel savings and emissions.
He was subject matter expert on all operational matters concerning fuel and energy savings. He has left a legacy of updated rules and codes for rail transport standards.
He designed a new package to ensure the continued training of operators for heritage steam locomotives in revenue charter service. Mr Simmons has written policy for private groups such as the Pahiatua Railcar Society.