Mark F. Robbins, P.E., has been promoted to vice president at STV. He will continue in his role as the manager of the construction services group for the Southeast region of STV's Transportation & Infrastructure Division. Robbins has more than 20 years of experience providing and managing bridge and roadway design throughout the Southeast, with particular expertise in design-build projects for a number of highway assignments. E. Richard Capps Jr., P.E., was promoted to senior vice president of STV. He will continue in his role as regional manager for the Transportation & Infrastructure Division's Southeastern Region. Capps is responsible for overseeing the operations of the firm's Southeast region. Brent R. Walters, associate general counsel, has been promoted to vice president. In this position, he continues to advise senior management and professional staff on complex legal issues. Walters' responsibilities include negotiating and drafting contracts and leases and advising the firm on design-build projects, procurement strategies and contract disputes, insurance matters, contractor claims, licensing and registration matters, general corporate governance, and human resources and employment issues. He also conducts staff training and seminars on legal and insurance topics. Walters joined the firm in 2008 and is based in STV's New York City office. Earlier in his career Walters, an arts advocate, served on nonprofit boards of directors, where he provided pro-bono work concerning corporate governance and assisted in fundraising. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served as director of communications for the Illinois Arts Alliance, a nonprofit arts outreach group that advocates for state and community arts groups. John N. Johnson, P.E., has been promoted to vice president. Johnson is the manager of the firm's civil engineering group in Charlotte. With more than 20 years of experience as a project manager and design engineer, Johnson has overseen improvement projects for a wide range of assignments, such as interstates, major and minor thoroughfares and intersections.
Proterra is pleased to welcome Judy Dennis as its new regional sales manager. Dennis joins Proterra with almost 10 years in the transit industry and 20 years of sales experience. Most recently she worked at ISE Corp. in San Diego, Calif. She has a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver. As regional sales manager, Dennis will work closely with clients and prospects to grow market share, deliver a high level of satisfaction and cultivate lasting customer relationships.
ABC Companies is pleased to announce Brian Pinckney has returned to the Southeast Region as senior account executive for Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. Previously a veteran of ABC Companies for 13 years, Pinckney is stepping back into his original territory in the Southeast region. He is excited to rejoin the ABC team and partner with operators in the Southeastern region to meet their transport needs. ABC Companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Kelly as parts territory sales manager for the Southeast Region. Kelly’s territory includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
LeighFisher is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Batty to its management consulting staff. He has 25 years of experience in management consulting and the rail industry in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Batty strengthens the rail and other surface transportation capabilities and resources in the following areas: policy development, organizational effectiveness, and transaction advice (including public-private partnerships). In addition to surface transportation services, Batty will support the aviation clients with advice on organizational effectiveness, enabling LeighFisher to provide its clients cross-market experience and best practices across multiple sectors.
IndyGo is proud to announce that Mark Emmons has been selected as the new director of Safety, Training, and Security at IndyGo. As the director, Emmons’ responsibilities include the coordination and management of the organization’s safety initiatives, emergency protocols and preparedness. This position also oversees the vehicle accident program, the drug and alcohol program, FTA and OSHA safety compliance, security operations and contractor auditing. In addition, Emmons oversees the professional coach operator training academy. At least three times a year, new operators are trained for up to the 8 weeks before driving routes.