David Dimmer
David Dimmer
Director of Product Strategy
Thales Urban Rail Signalling

David Dimmer is the Director of Product Strategy for the Urban Rail Signalling Business Line of Thales Group. He has been a member of the urban rail signalling and train control competence centre since 1987. David played a leading role in the design of the SelTracâ„¢ radio based product, which has been installed on more than 20 lines in China, and lines in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New York, Doha, Hyderabad, Santiago, Disney World, and Ottawa. It is currently being implemented in two other projects worldwide.

David participates in international standardization work. He is the Canadian representative on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Working Group 40, which is developing the IEC 62290 standards for Communication Based Train Control systems. He is also representing Thales on the IEEE WG2, which is currently updating the IEEE 1474 standards. David was also the Technical Leader for the Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) research project in Europe, led by UNIFE, which investigated synergies between ETCS and CBTC systems and developed solutions for future urban and mainline systems.

David graduated from University of Toronto and has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Engineering Science.