Christopher M. Thompson, P.E., was recently named a senior associate with Gannett Fleming in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Thompson serves as a vice president and project manager of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, a division of Gannett Fleming specializing in transit and railroad track, signal, communication, and electric traction design. Brian W. King, P.E., was named a senior associate based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., King serves as a manager of maintenance facilities in the Transit and Rail Section.
Diane O'Keefe has been named vice president and Illinois area manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff. She spent 30 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation, most recently serving as deputy director of highways for region one. Charles Maass has been named a senior supervising construction engineer in the New York office. Maass will serves as Parsons Brinckerhoff’s resident engineer for the Second Avenue Subway project, responsible for overseeing construction work on the 96th Street Station and adjacent tunnels as well as restoration of the street above. Terry Marcellus has been named a senior commercial specialist in the Sacramento office. He will be responsible for managing the delivery of design-build construction packages for the initial segment of the California High-Speed Rail. Tony Mendoza has been named a senior supervising planner in the Los Angeles office. He will be responsible for the management and supervision of regional and local transit planning projects in Southern California. Bridget Wieghart was named a senior supervising planner in the Portland, Ore., office. She will be responsible for complex transit, multimodal, congestion pricing and freight transportation planning projects in the Northwest.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), was named Chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. He currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Kevin Dawson was named regional sales manager to serve the northeastern U.S. transit market for Nova Bus. Prior to joining Nova Bus, Dawson was acting vice president of sales for North America for a major motor coach manufacturer. Jean-Pierre Baracat was appointed president of Nova Bus. He joined Nova Bus in 1994 and served as vice president, business development since 2004. Baracat holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ).
Gina Trombley has joined Parsons Corp. as a senior vice president of mining and international rail infrastructure. She will lead Parsons’ project development in the mining and international heavy haul rail segments. David “Dave” Warner, Parsons’ Seattle area manager, has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Northwest’s Top 20 Under 40. Warner joined Parsons in May 2010, and he has more than 11 years of experience managing infrastructure projects in the Northwest. He currently serves as project manager for the city of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Seawall Project. Michael “Mike” Johnson was named executive vice president and global business development manager of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. Johnson will lead PTG’s global sales and marketing program. Garold “Gary” Adams was named global operations director of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. He will oversee operations of PTG’s four divisions and companywide support services.
John Andrews was named regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. Region for New Flyer Industries Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in senior capacities in the transit bus industry and has also been active in many industry national and regional boards, committees and task forces.