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Rail supplier news from Trinity, Knorr-Bremse, Unitrac, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Research and Markets (June 16)


Trinity Industries Inc. appointed Jared Richardson vice president and general counsel of TrinityRail, which handles the company's rail-car manufacturing and leasing businesses. Richardson joined the company in 2010. Most recently, Richardson served as VP, associate general counsel and secretary of TrinityRail. Additionally, Trinity promoted Jack Todd to VP of public affairs, and hired Bryan Stevenson as associate general counsel and secretary. Stevenson most recently was VP, general counsel and secretary for U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc.

Henrik Thiele opted not to take on a role as member of Knorr-Bremse Group's executive board. Instead, he will be leaving the company on June 30 to "take his career in a different direction," according to a press release from Knorr-Bremse. Thiele joined the company in 2005 as managing director of the Frenos and Merak subsidiaries in Spain. In 2011, he assumed joint responsibility as one of three managing directors of Knorr-Bremse Rail Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hong Kong. As a result of Thiele's decision, Dieter Wilhelm will postpone his own retirement, which was scheduled to begin June 30. Wilhem has been in charge of the Rail Vehicle Systems division since 2003.

Unitrac promoted Lizabeth Albanese to VP of sales. She joined the company in 2002 and has sold railroad materials to a variety of market segments, including Class Is, transit agencies, short lines and regionals, and industrial/contractor accounts.

Parsons Brinckerhoff named Matthew Shelden senior planning manager in Seattle. In his new role, Shelden will serve as project manager, senior transit planner and policy analyst for transit and transportation projects in the West. He previously served as system planning manager for Sound Transit, where he directed development of the $1.5 billion Lynnwood Link light-rail extension project. He has 26 years of experience in transit and transportation planning.

Research and Markets is now offering the "Global Rolling Stock Market 2015-2019" report, which covers the present scenario and growth prospects for the rolling stock market. The report also analyzes 12 vendors in the market, including Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, GE Transportation, Siemens and Mitsubishi Electric. The study found that growth in the rail supply market has a positive impact on the rolling stock segment.

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