November People in the News

George Furnanz was named president of Stacy and Witbeck Inc. He will take over the responsibilities of John Bollier, who had been president and CEO.


James White has been named a design engineer at Misco. He has more than 15 years of experience in transducer and audio system design in the highly detailed and process-oriented automotive sector. Jason Reiff was named a quality manager.


Robert W. Strauss has been elected chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors. Faye Moses Wilkins was elected vice chair. Dallas representative Richard Carrizales was elected secretary. Gary Slagel was elected assistant secretary.


Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority announced the selection of Robert Ruzinsky as the new chief capital officer for the RTA.


Phil Meagher was named manager of transit operations for Guelph Transit. Bill Richardson has accepted the role of supervisor, mobility services.


Curtis A. Rock was appointed to the board of directors of the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA).


Vapor Bus International has appointed Mark Kauk as area sales and service manager — Canada region.


Sam Mansour, P.E., has joined TranSystems as senior vice president and client manager for passenger and freight rail practice areas.


Takashi Anraku has joined Harsco Rail as the sales representative covering Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Vincent Ming was named sales manager for China mainland and Hong Kong. Todd Terrell was named district sales manager and Sloan Stewart was named district sales manager.


Cullen McCormick joined CHK America as its project manager. He has more than 10 years of urban planning and transportation information design education.


The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board of Trustees has selected Jeffrey Arndt as the agency’s new president and CEO.


Jeff Shank has been named general manager for the Creative Bus Sales Florida location. He will work in Jacksonville, Fla.


Maggie Cardin has joined Connected Controls Corp. as manager of customer relations.


Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company announced the appointment of John Hogan as chief transportation officer.


Carmen Bianco has been named president of MTA New York City Transit. He has served as acting president since April.


BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Solutions has selected Robert Devine as director of products and technology.


Ryan I. Daniel, WSO-CSS, joined Metro Bus as its new executive director. He previously served as manager of bus service for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.


Nathaniel Treen has joined Stertil-Koni as CAD drafter. In his new post, he brings a particularly strong, technical background to his role.


Sean Vargas was named director of sustainability for Psomas, to guide project executives firm wide in making sustainable project delivery decisions.


Peter Moran was named director, sales and marketing - transportation products for RSCC Wire & Cable. Jim Notarfrancesco, assumed an expanded role with more responsibilities as vice president — Exane sales, industrial and commercial products. Altin Dabulla has been named as an applications engineer.