SCHAUMBURG, IL—Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has promoted Patrick Scully to executive vice president, sales and marketing. He will oversee the company’s private, public, and Setra new coach sales teams under one cohesive group.
Scully joined MCI in 2012 as vice president of public sector sales and marketing following MCI’s acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for Setra motorcoaches from Daimler Bus, where he was formerly chief commercial officer responsible for both private and public sector sales.
Lurae Stuart, David F. Peterson, Sharon Humphreys
NEW YORK, NY—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has announced the following appointments:
Lurae Stuart has been named a senior principal technical specialist in the Portland, OR, office of PB. She has more than 25 years of experience in project management, safety, security, and operations in public transportation, most recently with Good Harbor Consulting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and earlier coordinating and managing APTA’s industry standards development program.
David F. Peterson has joined PB’s Minneapolis office as a senior engineering manager. He joins the firm after working for a consulting engineering firm in Australia responsible for design of coal railway projects. In addition, he previously managed engineering design projects for Metro Transit’s Central Corridor and Hiawatha light rail systems in Minneapolis.
Sharon Humphreys has been named a senior supervising engineer in the San Diego office. She has worked in the field for more than 20 years, most recently as a vice president in the San Diego office of a national consulting engineering firm.
Richard A. Krisak, Gordin L. Hutchinson, Rukiya S. Eaddy, Edward L. Johnson
ATLANTA, GA—The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has announced several additions to its executive management team.
Richard A. Krisak, formerly assistant general manager for rail, is now MARTA’s chief operating officer. He has 33 years of experience in rail transit in a variety of modes.
Gordon L. Hutchinson has joined MARTA as its chief financial officer (CFO). He previously was acting CFO and controller for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and has also worked in the private sector and public accounting.
Rukiya S. Eaddy was named MARTA chief of staff. She has more than 12 years of experience building relationships, serving most recently as external affairs manager for the Atlanta BeltLine.
Edward L. Johnson, chief administrative officer, comes to MARTA after 13 years with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando.
DAYTON, OH—The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA) has named Robert Ruzinsky to the newly created position of chief capital officer.
Ruzinsky originally joined the agency in 1987 as a member of the accounting group and moved up through the department, also serving as interim manager of human resources. He left GDRTA in 2002 and started a transit consulting business specializing in grants, funding, and management issues. More recently, Ruzinsky returned to GDRTA as our finance manager on a part-time basis while also serving as chief financial officer of the Butler County Regional Transit Authority, Hamilton, OH.
Christopher A. Kozub
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Transportation Resource Associates announced the hiring of Christopher A. Kozub as senior director.
Kozub has worked for more than 30 years in the emergency services, transportation safety and security, and training fields.
Keith J. Bucklew, Douglas B. Saunders
CAMBRIDGE, MA—CDM Smith announced the hiring of Keith J. Bucklew and Douglas B. Saunders, P.E.
Bucklew has more than 27 years of strategic freight and multimodal planning expertise. Based in the firm’s Indianapolis office, he will be responsible for developing and overseeing the firm’s freight transportation practice.
Saunders joins the firm as senior transportation engineer, based in Raleigh, NC. He has more than 29 years of experience with federal-, state-, and municipal-funded transportation design and construction projects, as well as private development.
MIAMI, FL—The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners has named Nick Inamdar its business representative on the Governing Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.
Inamdar is the vice president of the Gatehouse Companies, responsible for the development, underwriting, and financing of multi-family communities throughout Florida.
Nabi R. Fakroddin
CHICAGO, IL—Nabi R. Fakroddin has joined the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, representing Kane County. He succeeds Jan Carlson.
Fakroddin, former director of Kane County DOT, is a licensed professional and structural engineer.
SEATTLE, WA—Richard Reis has been named a vice president and Northwest regional manager for URS Corporation’s Infrastructure & Environment Division.
Reis has more than 34 years of experience in engineering, construction, and project management. Prior to joining URS, he was operations manager for Tetra Tech in Bellevue, WA, and Northwest regional operations manager at WHPacific.
PLATTSBURGH, NY—Nova Bus announced the promotion of John Kardos to vice president of business development.
Kardos joined the company in 2010 as bids and contracts director, after holding a variety of high-level positions for major firms in the transportation sector. He has more than 20 years of experience in international sales, business development, long-term contract negotiations, and project management.
David Stackrow, Georgeanna Nugent-Lussier, Joseph M. Spairana Jr., Arthur F. Young Jr.
ALBANY, NY—The Capital District Transportation Authority Board of Directors has elected David M. Stackrow as its chairman for the third time since he joined the board in 1995. He succeeds Denise Figueroa.
Also elected were Georgeanna Nugent-Lussier, vice chairperson; Joseph M. Spairana Jr., secretary; and Arthur F. Young Jr., treasurer.
Stackrow represents Rensselaer County on the board. APTA honored him in 2009 with its Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member Award.
Nugent-Lussier joined the board in 2009, representing Saratoga County.
Young, a board member since 1995 representing Albany County, has served as treasurer since 1998. He is a retired officer of Key Bank of New York.
Spairana, representing Rensselaer County, has been a board member since December 2008, and served as vice chairman from 2010 until April 2013. He is a retired Engineer in Charge from New York State DOT with 35 years of service.
Kevin Masterson, C. Jack Martinson
GREENVILLE, SC—Faiveley Transport North America has named Kevin Masterson services sales director and C. Jack Martinson vice president, OEM sales-transit.
Masterson formerly was national sales manager for a division of Illinois Tool Works. He also has 20 years of rail experience with JMA Railroad Supply.
Martinson comes to Faiveley from Bombardier Transportation North America, where he was director, business development and sales. He also was instrumental in the startup of Hyundai Rotem USA, where he was vice president of business development.
Brent Beasley, Robert (Robbie) Wilson
FARIBAULT, MN—ABC Companies has named two new parts territory managers. Brent Beasley will serve Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Robert (Robbie) Wilson oversees Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Beasley has more than 12 years of experience in the coach and limousine industry. He began his career as owner and operator of Premier Limousine in Fort Smith, AR, and more recently worked for Federal Coach.
Wilson started his career more than 30 years ago as owner and operator of Family Motorcoach Tours & Charters in Knoxville, TN. He joined MCI in 1993, serving most recently as technical solutions manager for the company’s Southeast Regional Territory.
BREMERTON, WA—Wendy Clark-Getzin, a 19-year employee of Kitsap Transit in Bremerton, is joining Clallam Transit in Port Angeles, WA, as its general manager. She succeeds Terry Weed, who is retiring after 33 years with that agency.
Clark-Getzin most recently served Kitsap Transit as capital/facilities director. Earlier in her career, she spent three years as a transportation planner with Clallam County.
James M. Faber
ORANGE, CA—James M. Faber, P.E., has joined J.L. Patterson & Associates Inc. as director of technical services and business development.
Faber is a registered civil engineer with 29 years of experience. He has managed and delivered a dozen railroad grade separation projects over the past 15 years.
ORANGE, CA—The Orange County Transportation Authority has promoted Ken Phipps, executive director of finance and administration to deputy chief executive officer.
Phipps has worked at OCTA for 19 years, serving in his most recent position since 2009.
NEW YORK, NY—MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit) has named Joseph Leader acting senior vice president, Department of Subways. He succeeds Carmen Bianco, who is currently serving as acting president of NYC Transit.
Leader is an electrical engineer with 27 years of experience within NYC Transit, serving most recently as vice president and chief maintenance officer, Department of Subways. His tenure includes 10 years as a senior manager within the Department of Subways and terms as superintendent of track safety and director of investigations in the Office of System Safety.