Systra has announced industry veteran Percival Buxhoeveden has joined the company as its new assistant chief engineer/director of systems. Buxhoeveden brings over 26 years of proven leadership in the development of new client relationships, market/business development expansion as well as leading large teams. His expertise will enhance Systra's continued national growth while directing the systems department. In addition to his role in business development, Buxhoeveden will provide technical direction to Systra's Systems practice, which encompasses Train Control, Communications and Systems Engineering.
Prior to joining Systra, Buxhoeveden was a principal-in-charge/signal designer at a large engineering consultant firm where he worked on projects including Eastside Access for MTA LIRR in New York, Blue Line Extension for DART in Dallas, and NJ Transit's Advanced Speed Enforcement System (ASES) in Newark, N.J. Throughout his career, Buxhoeveden has been responsible for signal systems, computerized traffic control systems, QC on Force Account signal construction, cutover support, coordination of system interfaces between signal, communication, catenary and track system design, development of signal block layouts, interlockings, tie-in circuits, cost estimates, and design and construction schedules. He is a graduate of Penn State University and is a member of AREMA, Committee 37, and Communications and Signals Committee 39, Positive Train Control.