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TTCI, North Carolina Railroad install new board members


The Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) recently added Christopher Liucci and Jim Vena to its board.

Liucci is chief accounting officer and global controller for Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which he joined in March 2006. He previously was director of global financial planning and reporting, and controller of financial reporting/internal controls for biotechnology company Genencor International Inc., and an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.

Vena is executive vice president and chief operating officer for CN, which he joined in 1977. He previously held several operating and marketing positions at the Class I, including senior vice president-Southern Region.

"As a for-profit research organization, the TTCI management team welcomes the extensive financial background and global business perspective Mr. Liucci will provide," said TTCI President Lisa Stabler in a press release. "And Mr. Vena's election … continues the great tradition of support TTCI management has always had from CN. His background in operations is invaluable to us."

TTCI's other board members are Stabler; Carmen Bianco, MTA New York City Transit; Dave Ebbrecht, Kansas City Southern Railway Co.; Lance Fritz, Union Pacific Railroad; Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads; Michael Howe, C.P.A.; Carl Ice, BNSF Railway Co.; Mark Manion, Norfolk Southern Corp.; Scott MacDonald, Canadian Pacific; Oscar Munoz, CSX Transportation; Tom Simpson, Railway Supply Institute; and D.J. Stadtler, Amtrak.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) has appointed five new directors to its 13-member board, each of whom serve four-year terms.

Appointed by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, four of the new members are: Robert Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of B&C Associates Inc.; Thomas Glasgow, VP and CEO of Clancy and Theys Construction Co.'s Virginia Division; Fred Klein, senior managing partner of Childress Klein Properties; and Jeffrey Goodman, president and CEO of Hedrick Industries.

In addition, James Nance — managing member of North State Acquisitions L.L.C. and North State Negotiations L.L.C. — was appointed to the board by N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis.

NCRR also announced that John Pike, director of operations for Goldsboro Milling Co., was re-appointed by N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. He was first elected to the board in 2005.

NCRR owns and manages a 317-mile freight- and passenger-rail corridor between the Port of Morehead City and Charlotte.

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