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Updates from ENSCO, Thales, SYSTRA, Federal Signal, Armtec Infrastructure and CIT Group


• ENSCO Inc. named Gregory Young president and chief executive officer. Young served as ENSCO's president from 1994 to 2006 and was a board member. In addition, the company appointed Paul Broome executive chairman of its board and David Macaluso, vice president of contracts.

• French National Railway SNCF has contracted Thales to provide its DigiM@x technology to upgrade a safety radio network. The network is expected to be upgraded across all stations and lines in the Paris area by the end of 2011. The contract also calls for Thales to provide service and maintenance services for eight years, with an option for an additional seven years.

• SYSTRA Consulting Inc. named Larry Light director of positive train control systems. He previously was senior director of new technologies for Amtrak.

• Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group named Sam Miceli vice president and general manager for its Guzzler Manufacturing and Vactor Manufacturing subsidiaries. Previously, he served as plant manager for the Guzzler/Vactor facility in Streator, Ill.

• Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund has received two contracts totaling $19.8 million to supply precast concrete components as part of the West Light Rail Transit line project for Calgary, Alberta. Under an $11.2 million contract, the company will supply segmental precast concrete components for construction of the line's elevated guideway. A second $8.6 million contract from Stuart Olson Contractors Inc. calls for manufacturing and installing more than 750 precast components for the West Light Rail Transit Parkade.

• CIT Group Inc. named Scott Parker executive vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently was chief operating officer and CFO of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company L.L.C. The company also named Carol Hayles senior vice president and corporate controller. She most recently was deputy controller of Citigroup Inc.

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