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Rail supplier news from Siemens, Cubic, Strato, Consolidated Chassis, Rajant and Kai

Siemens is expanding its West Coast rail services hub with a second location in McClellan Park.
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Editor's note: The Siemens Mobility news was updated on Feb. 17, 2021.

Siemens Mobility Inc. is expanding its rail services presence in California with a second location at McClellan Park in McClellan, California. The nearly 86,000-square-foot industrial building will primarily house rail-car repair services and storage space. The second location fits Siemens Mobility's expanding train-car repair and maintenance business, which is servicing large contracts with U.S. and Canadian transit agencies. McClellan Park is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento.

Cubic Transportation Systems' business division was awarded a contract option worth $39 million by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to upgrade the fare-payment system for MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad. The contract expands the fourth phase of the OMNY contract with MTA to upgrade legacy systems to a new account-based contactless fare-payment system for New York City transit, MTA buses and railroads.

Strato Inc. has promoted Brian Cunkelman to president. He has more than 25 years of experience in leadership and executive roles in engineering, operations, manufacturing, sales and aftermarket services, business development and supply chain management. Prior to joining Strato, Cunkelman worked for Gardner Denver and Wabtec Corp., and led corporate international growth strategies in India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Australia.

Consolidated Chassis Management LLC (CCM) has promoted Thomas Martucci to vice president and chief technology officer, and Timothy Sibley to vice president and chief financial officer. Martucci, who joined CCM in July 2011, has more than 30 years of experience in supply chain technology. He will oversee the company's IT infrastructure and market-facing software suite. Sibley, who joined CCM in July 2019 with more than 25 years of corporate finance experience, will oversee the company's finance and risk functions.

Rajant Corp. announced it received a Platinum 2020 American Security Today ASTORs Homeland Security Award for the company's ES1 BreadCrumb® as the "Best Wireless Network Security Solution." The ES1 supports machine-to-machine, machine-to-infrastructure and machine-to-man data, voice and video communication to extend the communication beyond the reach of LTE and Wi-Fi in challenging environments.

KAI Engineering has hired Peter McDonnell to serve as mechanical engineering group leader. McDonnell, who has 37 years of industry experience, will be responsible for leading mechanical engineering project design, work planning and staff development in KAI's St. Louis office. He also will oversee projects led from that office, in addition to supporting quality control in the mechanical engineering department.



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