Mike Roark has been hired as regional sales manager for Western North America for Code Blue Corporation. He has more than 20 years in the security and technology sector with particular expertise in sales management, data, telecommunications, CCTV, access control, surveillance and networks.
Proterra Inc. has hired Steve Waters as director of commercial sales and finance. Waters comes to Proterra from Navistar, where he held various senior leadership roles in several divisions.
Keyvan Pirbazari, P.E., joined Gannett Fleming as a senior program manager in the transit and rail practice in the Los Angeles office. He is responsible for client development and transit and rail infrastructure projects. David A. Farley relocated to the west coast from the firm’s Chicago office. He serves as a vice president for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, a division of Gannett Fleming specializing in design and construction management of transit and railroad track, signal, communication, and electric traction.
Tony Brown has been named bus operator of the year by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). Brown joined the MTA in 1991. He works at MTA’s Northwest Bus Division. The 22-year veteran is an avid car buff and enjoys spending time with his family.
Mike Richardson has been appointed parts territory sales manager for the southern region for ABC Companies. His territory will include Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico.
New members of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) board held their first meeting March 18. New board members include Chair Scott Mahaffey, Vice Chair Sylvia Cervantes, secretary Andre’ McEwing, Jeff R. Davis, Carter Burdette, Dennis Dunkins, Sr., Jeff King, Ken Newell and Neftali Ortiz.
Richard Paprcka took over as chief operating officer for the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) on March 4. Paprcka comes to DTC after a long career at NJ Transit, serving most recently as director of maintenance for northern division bus operations.
Valley Metro CEO Stephen R. Banta was recognized for his contribution to advancing female and minority leadership at the agency by the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter on March 2. Banta focused on diversity within his top management after becoming Valley Metro’s CEO in March 2012 by making an intentional commitment to increase diverse leadership at the agency. Banta was also unanimously approved by members of the South West Transit Association (SWTA) to serve as the secretary/treasurer for the 2013 term.
Brian Myles has joined Stertil-Koni as sales manager, eastern region. Myles previously served as a manufacturer’s representative for 18 years with McIndoo. He resides with his family in Huntington, N.Y.
First Transit announced the appointment of Jeremy Brown as its director of business development. Brown has been with First Transit since 2002 and has worked within the transportation industry since 1998. He will be based in Las Vegas.
Joe Boyer has joined Atkins as CEO of its North American region. Boyer previously worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. in Austin, Texas, where he has held the position of president of its federal division. He has managed multiple business lines since 2003, leading some of the largest and most important environmental and infrastructure projects in the U.S.
Steve Glenn has joined The Louis Berger Group, Inc. as the new vice president of disaster and emergency management. He will be based in Raleigh, N.C., and will oversee the firm’s existing multidisciplinary disaster management services. Kirit Mevawala joins the firm as director of rail and transit. Mevawala, based in the company’s headquarters in Morristown, N.J., will serve as the project manager for the Northeast Corridor Maglev project between Washington, D.C., and New York and support other rail and transit initiatives throughout the company.