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Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Amsted, Greenbrier, Tideworks, Ricardo and Parsons Brinckerhoff (March 13)

Lutz Bertling has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Transportation, effective June 3. He will succeed André Navarri, who will remain a strategic adviser to the president and chief executive officer until he retires from the organization on June 1, 2014. Bertling most recently was president and CEO of Eurocopter Group, a subsidiary of EADS.

Amsted Rail has promoted Brad Myers to vice president of global marketing and Jay Monaco, to vice president of global engineering.

Adrian Downes has joined the Greenbrier Cos. Inc. as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. He will be responsible for directing all global corporate and operational accounting activities. Downes has nearly 30 years of accounting and finance experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, he was EVP and chief financial officer for Knowledge Universe. He also served in senior financial executive positions for SuperValu, Albertson's, Gap Inc. and Pacific Telesis.

Tideworks Technology® announced that Cai Lan International Container Terminal (CICT) in Vietnam has implemented its terminal operating system (TOS) solutions. The terminal, which has the capacity to handle 520,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually, launched the solutions at the greenfield terminal in Ha Long City in the Quang Ninh province to manage terminal operations. Future CICT expansion plans will increase capacity to 1.2 million TEUs per year, according to a company press release.

Ricardo management consultants and engineers have provided support to CN's exploration of natural gas as a locomotive fuel alternative. Ricardo officials reviewed engineering options and the impacts of using gas, and identified issues that could affect viability, according to a company press release. They also evaluated currently available engine conversion technologies as well as those known to be in the development pipeline. CN has begun testing two Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. locomotives that have been converted to operate on natural gas.

Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Peter Denitz is rejoining the firm and has been named manager-special projects at the Transit and Rail Technical Excellence Center in Philadelphia. He will be responsible for assisting clients with planning activities and the development and management of transit and rail projects. Denitz has more than 30 years of experience as a transportation and transit planning professional.

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