All People articles – Page 9

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    Carolyn Flowers


    A former acting head of the Federal Transit Administration, Carolyn Flowers has joined consultancy AECOM to lead its transport practice in North America.

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    CSX board restructured as Harrison takes charge


    USA: Former Canadian Pacific Chief Executive E Hunter Harrison was confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corp on March 6. He succeeds Michael Ward, who had announced his decision to retire as Chairman & CEO on February 21 and will now become a consultant. CSX has also ...

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    Urszula Soucie


    The Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers’ Association has promoted Urszula Soucie to become Chief Operating Officer. She has been with Remsa since 2011.

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    Susanne Manaigre


    A former Head of Operations at GO Transit, Susanne Manaigre has joined Network Rail Consulting as Vice-President. She will lead the company’s newly established Canadian business in Toronto.

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    Verster goes south, Hynes moves north


    UK: Abellio and Network Rail announced on January 20 that Phil Verster would be stepping down as Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance to take the same position at East West Rail. EWR is being established by the UK government as a stand-alone entity independent of NR to take forward ...

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    Tom Stables


    Tom Stables has taken over responsibility for UK rail activities at National Express following the retirement of Andrew Chivers.

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    Rebecca Saltzman


    Rebecca Saltzman has succeeded Tom Radulovich as President of San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit, while Robert Raburn becomes Vice-President.

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    Pierre Izard


    Pierre Izard, Executive Vice-President for Systems & Technologies at SNCF, has been named Chairman of Systra, succeeding RATP President Elisabeth Borne who has become Vice-Chairman. The regular rotation of the chairmanship between Systra shareholders SNCF and RATP has been established since 2010.

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    Keith Creel


    CANADA: Keith Creel took over as President & CEO of Canadian Pacific on January 31, succeeding E Hunter Harrison who decided to step down immediately.

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    Dutordoir takes over


    BELGIUM: Sophie Dutordoir, formerly head of energy company Electrabel, will take office as CEO of national rail operator SNCB on March 7, succeeding Jo Cornu. Jean-Claude Fontinoy stays on as President while Bart Van Camp becomes a Board Member and is joined by former SNCB CEO Marc Descheemaecker. Filip Boulaert, ...

  • Dr Rüdiger Grube has resigned as Deutsche Bahn's Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board.

    Deutsche Bahn Chairman Rüdiger Grube quits


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s Supervisory Board unanimously approved Dr Rüdiger Grube’s resignation as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board on January 30, and the termination of his contract with immediate effect. Grube’s current contract was due to expire this year, and according to business newspaper Handelsblatt the Supervisory Board ...

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    Mastura Mansor


    Scomi Group has appointed Mastura Mansor as Country President, Indonesia.

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    Márton Feldmann


    Márton Feldmann has become CEO of BHÉV, a subsidiary of Hungarian national operator MÁV Group which took over the HÉV suburban lines from Budapest transport operator BKV on November 24.

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    Carlos Aguilar


    Dallas – Houston high speed line promoter Texas Central Partners has appointed former CH2M Hill Senior Vice-President Carlos Aguilar as CEO.

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    Pam Bains


    Aurizon Vice-President Network Finance Pam Bains has been promoted to Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, replacing Keith Neate.

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    Elaine Chao


    Elaine Chao has been selected as US Secretary of Transportation by President-elect Donald Trump.

  • As well as operating trains serving 'more than 500 rural and urban communities in 46 states', Amtrak also owns several hundred km of railway, including a 155 km section of the Chicago - Detroit corridor.

    Amtrak streamlines management structure


    USA: Federal passenger company Amtrak announced on January 5 that it would be rationalising its senior management structure as part of efforts to ‘position itself for an even more competitive future’.President & CEO Wick Moorman has reduced by half the senior management team to create six reporting lines. These are: ...

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    Alfaro to head RENFE Operadora


    Spain’s Minister of Development, Iñigo de la Serna Hernáiz, has selected Juan Alfaro to replace Pablo Vázquez as President of national operator RENFE Operadora. Alfaro has served as Managing Director of transport infrastructure funding body SEITT since 2012. Alfaro has in turn appointed Francisco Minayo to succeed Berta Barrero as ...

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    DB board changes


    Ronald Pofalla, previously Board Member for Economic, Legal & Regulatory Affairs at DB AG, became Board Member for Infrastructure & Services with effect from January 1, replacing Dr Volker Kefer who left the company at the end of 2016. As part of a revision of board responsibilities, the infrastructure portfolio ...

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    Angela Dluger


    Angela Dluger has been appointed by the FTA as Director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority safety oversight team. She replaces Sean Thompson, who has joined Greater Cleveland RTA as Director of Rail Operations.