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Who's Doing What in the Industry

Gallegos to Retire from SANDAG
SAN DIEGO—Gary Gallegos, executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) since 2001, has announced his retirement by the end of 2017. Before joining SANDAG, he was director for Caltrans District 11, covering San Diego and Imperial counties in California.

GRAPEVINE, TX—RailPros Field Services announced the appointments of Ron Zullig as manager of communications and signals and Terry Tate as assistant vice president of rail operations. Zullig, who has more than 30 years of railroad experience, will oversee the company’s signal department and provide expansion of the signal inspection, maintenance, training, cutover and testing services. Tate has more than 35 years of experience in transportation operations management with Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads, serving most recently as general director of quality service for Union Pacific.

NEW YORK CITY—The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the appointment of Cedrick Fulton as president of MTA Bridges and Tunnels.

Fulton comes to the MTA after 24 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, most recently as director, bridges and tunnels, responsible for managing all six Port Authority bridges and tunnels, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station.

Tim Mulligan
, who has been serving as acting president, will return to his prior position as executive vice president of MTA New York City Transit.

BOTHELL, WA—Rodell Notbohm, chief executive officer of Apollo Video Technology, recently was honored as 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year in the media, entertainment and communication category in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

MUNICH, GERMANY—Knorr-Bremse AG has named Ralph Heuwing to succeed Lorenz ­Zwingmann as chief financial officer. ­Heuwing will join the company Nov. 9 and will succeed Zwingmann on Jan. 1, 2018, when he will join another company.

Heuwing previously was chief financial officer of Dürr AG, a technology company, since 2007 and was an international consultant in Germany and India.

LAKE COUNTY, OH—Dennis M. Lafferty and Lane H. Sheets recently joined the Laketran Board of Trustees, appointed by the Lake County Commissioners, and board President Brian Falkowski was reappointed to the board. Each will serve a three-year term. Lafferty is vice president, strategic operations and community relations, at the Bernie Moreno Companies. Sheets is owner and president of Diversified Business Systems. Falkowski has been a board member since 2011.

PHOENIX—The Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail boards of directors recently elected new officers for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Valley Metro RPTA, the regional public transportation agency, elected Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp chair, Glendale Councilmember Lauren ­Tolmachoff vice chair and Chandler Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke treasurer.

Valley Metro Rail, which plans, operates and maintains the region’s light rail system, elected Mesa Councilmember ­Christopher Glover chair and Phoenix Councilmember Thelda ­Williams vice chair.
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