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Rail supplier news from Brookville, McMillen, Jacobs, Alstom, Parsons and HOK (Dec. 15)


Marion Van Fosson began his tenure as president of Brookville Equipment Corp. Dec. 8. He succeeds Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Interim President Dalph McNeil, who held the post for the past two months following the retirement of Larry Conrad. Van Fosson has more than 25 years of experience in leadership, with a proven portfolio of driving growth for producers of highly engineered equipment with complex manufacturing requirements for midsize to large-size businesses, according to a company press release. He also served in the U.S. Army for 22 years before retiring in 2001.

Jacobs Associates and engineering and construction firm McMillen L.L.C. have merged to form McMillen Jacobs Associates Inc. The merger followed a company relationship established in 2011, when the two firms worked on the Lower Baker Dam Powerhouse in Concrete, Wash.

Alstom’s Pendolino, the first high-speed train to operate in Poland, entered service yesterday. The Pendolino trains will be operated on existing lines by PKP Intercity to connect the main cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia, Krakow, Katowice and Wroclaw. Also, Alstom and its subsidiary NTL on Saturday opened the T6 rail line in Il-de-France.

Parsons named James Kerr president of its new regional business unit, Parsons Canada, effective Jan. 1. Kerr joined Parsons in April 2014 as part of Parsons' acquisition of Delcan. Prior to the transaction, he served as Delcan’s chairman and chief executive officer. Before that, Kerr served as the president of National Engineering Technology, Delcan’s U.S.-based systems business.

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in Southern California, designed by the HOK design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, will open Dec. 13 in a grand-opening ceremony, the firm announced. Projected to serve more than 3 million people annually, the 67,000-square-foot transit hub links commuter and regional rail service and intercity bus systems, including Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA bus service, Anaheim Resort Transportation, and Greyhound.

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