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November 2006

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Class I rosters

Canadian Pacific Railway Co. named Michael Lambert executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Union Pacific Railroad promoted Shane Keller to assistant vice president-locomotive distribution; Brian Gorton, general superintendent of transportation services for the San Antonio Service Unit to succeed Keller; Steve Truit, superintendent of transportation services of the Wichita Service Unit to succeed Gorton; and Randy Hanks, general director of transportation planning in the Class I’s Network Planning and Operations Department.

Federal appointees

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mary Peters as U.S. transportation secretary.

The U.S. Department of Transportation named Trinity Railway Express Chief Operating Officer Pete Sklannik to its Langston University Transportation Programs Intermodal Advisory Committee.

AAR-associated appointments

Railinc named Todd Bolon VP and chief information officer.

Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) named Manuel Ehrlich Jr. general manager of the Emergency Response Training Center.

In transit

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) appointed Richard McCrillis general manager and chief executive officer.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County named Christopher Hess assistant GM of legal and corporate services.

VIA Rail Canada Inc. named Grey Horse Capital Corp. EVP and Chief Financial Officer Paul Smith to the board.

Supply side

GE Equipment Services, Rail Services named Jay Wileman president and CEO.

RailComm Inc. named Charlie Moore VP of business development.

Southwest Signal Engineering Co. named Bill Burkes director of engineering.

North American Signal Inc. named Alan Fritz Grandt senior field engineer.

Miner Enterprises Inc. named Boris Marinic general sales manager for the Canadian Region.

Signal Training Solutions named Lawrence Luzynski staff instructor.


Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Inc.’s Timothy Schmidt was appointed to the Leadership American Public Transportation Association Council.


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