EAO Switch Corp. announced the promotion of John J. Pannone to vice president sales, HMI Systems. In his new role, Pannone will be responsible for the growth of HMI System business in North America, while maintaining his current responsibilities as key accounts manager. He will expand the company’s extensive partner network for HMI Systems.
MTA Metro-North President Howard Permut has announced the appointment of Raymond Burney as senior vice president of administration, Robert C. MacLagger as vice president of planning and Seth J. Cummins as vice president, general counsel. These additions to the railroad’s management team come at pivotal time as the railroad embarks on a five-year strategic business plan. Burney, who has been Metro-North’s senior director for labor relations, was chosen to head the new administration division, which will include labor relations, human resources, procurement and material management and employee relations and diversity. Burney joined Metro-North in 1985 and has directed the railroad’s labor relations efforts for two decades. MacLagger has had many accomplishments during his 26-year career at this railroad, and most recently during his eight months as acting vice president. Cummins has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law, much of which was in service to the public. For 15 years Cummins served in New York City’s Department of Transportation, ultimately becoming that agency’s general counsel and from 2002 to 2004, he also served as counsel to the Brooklyn Borough president.
Dewberry announced George Jacobs’ election as president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/CT) beginning July 1, 2009. Dewberry also has announced that Andy Ko, PhD, PE, has been selected to serve on the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s (AREMA) Technical Committee 8, Concrete Structures and Foundations.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has honored Alejandro Angel of Psomas with its ITE Western District Young Professional Achievement Award for members under 35 years old. According to ITE, Angel was selected for the award because of his “exceptional dedication to the transportation profession” through his contributions and service.
Angel is the leader of Psomas’ traffic engineering team in Arizona and is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and California, as well as a registered professional traffic operations engineer. Angel has a Master’s of Science degree and a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Arizona.
Cardno TBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Stockburger, PE, as manager of engineering operations, to the Garland, Texas, office. He will be responsible for providing technical expertise and management of civil and subsurface utility engineering projects throughout Texas and in other states as needed. Most recently, Stockburger served as regional utility coordination manager for a Texas-based engineering and land survey firm. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. Stockburger spent 18 years with the Texas Department of Transportation before joining the consultant community.
Reconnecting America President and CEO Shelley Poticha has been appointed senior advisor for Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Poticha has been president and CEO of the national nonprofit Reconnecting America since 2004, where she has become a national leader for the reform of land use and transportation planning and policy. Poticha also co-chairs the Transportation for America campaign.
Goodall Mfg. has appointed Greg Kvidera as its new president. Kvidera, who first joined the company in May 2008 as general manager, has more than 20 years of experience in business development and strategic planning. He is a talented and forward-thinking executive with extensive technical and administrative experience.