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June 2007

Rail News: People

People in the news (June 2007)


Class Is
  • Canadian Pacific Railway named Kathryn McQuade executive vice president and chief operating officer. With 26 years’ experience in the rail industry, she most recently served as EVP of planning and chief information officer for Norfolk Southern Railway.
  • Canadian National Railway Co. named Keith Creel EVP of operations; and promoted Jim Vena to SVP-Eastern Region to succeed Creel. The railroad also named Paul Miller to the newly created position of VP and chief safety officer.

In transit

  • The Chicago Transit Authority named Ron Huberman president.
  • New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter Kalikow announced he will resign once the authority names his successor. ... Triangle Transit Authority’s David King has dropped “interim” from his GM title; the agency has officially named him to the top post.
  • Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. named Richard Davey deputy GM.

Supply side

  • The Greenbrier Cos. promoted Alejandro Centurion to president, North American manufacturing operations to succeed L. Clark Wood, who retired; and Bob Hickey, to the newly created position of SVP, North American manufacturing-staff and operations. In addition, Greenbrier Europe President John Nussrallah has resigned to attend to family medical issues. ... Railroad Signal International named Robert Lane regional manager of signals-Great Lakes Region; and Joachim Ortiz, regional manager of signals-Southeast Region.
  • Southwest Signal Engineering Co. named Thomas Altman VP of engineering; and Brent Hillyard, AVP of the Western Region.
  • Mass. Electric Construction Co. named J.P. Fisher VP of business development.

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