COLUMBIA, SC (NOVEMBER 13, 2014)...Worldwide railway maintenance and construction company, Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation, announced today that Mark Emmerson has been appointed to the role of Managing Director for the United Kingdom.

Emmerson has successfully undertaken this role in an interim capacity over the last nine months, along with his previous role of International Finance Director.

"Throughout his 13 years with Harsco Rail, Mark has had a positive impact on the organization, both in the finance function and in providing leadership to the UK group," said Joe Dougherty, VP International for Harsco Rail.  I am excited about his appointment to the MD position and optimistic about the future of our UK business."

Emmerson shared, "Over recent months, we have worked to realign the business to meet the needs of our customers and as a result a number of key appointments have been made to strengthen our team and work together to ensure our future success."

Harsco Rail is a worldwide operating segment of Harsco Corporation, a global diversified industrial company serving the metals, rail and energy industries. Harsco Rail is a global supplier for railway track maintenance and construction with expertise in high quality equipment, cutting-edge technology, and worldwide support. Harsco Rail UK has over 200 employees supporting the UK rail network including Network Rail, the owner of the majority of the railway infrastructure in Great Britain. Company information can be found at, and corporate information can be found at

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