The board of directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has elected two, new members. Elected to three-year terms were Dick Alexander and Rick Webb.
Dick Alexander is senior vice-president for Veolia TransDev, a transportation services provider, and is in charge of transit development activities in North America. In this position, he has helped lead VTD’s North American expansion, starting in 2002, with annual revenues of $80 million to today, where TransDev has surpassed the $1.5 billion threshold.
Other major accomplishments include the introduction of public-private operating partnerships to the U.S. transit industry and the creation of Intelliride, a new, demand-based, service model for disabled passengers.
Rick Webb is chief executive ifficer of Watco Companies LLC, a rail transportation service provider and also the largest car-repair shop service provider in the United States. Since 1988, Webb’s primary responsibility has been the growth and strategic direction of Watco. The company has become one of the largest shortline railroad operators in the United States, serving more than 1,300 customers on 4,500 miles of track on 27 shortlines. It also provides contract switching, terminal and port services.
“We are very happy to welcome these new and experienced ITI board members,” said Tom Finkbiner, member of the ITI board of directors and principal of Surface Intermodal Solutions LLC.
“Both transportation executives bring an extensive range of industry experience and leadership to the ITI board. We welcome the far-reaching support ITI has received from key business management leaders from all modes of transportation around the globe, as ITI continues to develop academic programs focused on transportation and supply chain management education.”