Norwin K. Voegeli, is the founder and owner of United Rail since its creation in 2012. A native of Switzerland and a permanent US resident since 2009, he brings 18+ years of experience in Rail Automation and Signaling in international and North American markets.
Prior to founding United Rail, Norwin spent 12 years with the German engineering company Siemens AG. From 2000 to 2003, he served as an International Sales and Marketing Director for their Swiss subsidiary. Moving to the company headquarters in Germany in 2003, Norwin successfully did business in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Australia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and many more countries. While there, he landed two large projects in Syria and one in Saudi Arabia, the combined value being EUR 250M.
In late 2005, Siemens relocated Norwin and his family to New York to head their North American Mass Transit business. In 2008, Norwin moved to Jacksonville, Florida to build up a new business unit for Siemens, providing Signal Engineering Services and Mass Transit Project execution from within the US for the first time in the company’s history. Norwin holds a US patent related to in-tie switch machines (US8297559 B1).
Before his career with Siemens, Norwin worked for the Swiss-based company Bucher Guyer AG as Sales and Marketing Director. Prior to that time, he held positions with another Swiss company, Jakob Mueller AG, as their International Sales Manager and with IBM, where he began his career after graduating from college.
Norwin holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Bern University of Applied Science and a B. Bus. Admin. degree from the University of St. Gallen. He served his country as an officer in the Swiss Army.
Norwin, his wife Andrea and their children Fabienne and Noel reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Norwin enjoys the beach, kite-surfing, powered paragliding, running, road and mountain-biking, snowboarding, going to the gym, playing the guitar, traveling and much more.
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