Cubic Transportation Systems announced March 10 that Matt Newsome has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of CTS North and South America. He replaces Richard Wunderle who is retiring after a 37-year career with Cubic.
“Matt is a seasoned 22-year executive with Cubic who has progressed through a number of roles and challenging assignments that have proven his management, leadership and customer relations skills,” said Steve Shewmaker, president, Cubic Transportation Systems, and executive vice president, Cubic Corporation. “We are going to benefit from the combined strength of his Cubic experience with that of his knowledge of customer requirements and the resources required to achieve and sustain those relationships.”
As general manager, Newsome will be responsible for overall performance of all programs in North and South America and execution of the NextCity vision and strategic plan in these regions.
He began his career at Cubic in 1991 as a mechanical engineer. Most recently the vice president and regional director for Cubic’s West Coast operations, Newsome has been involved in the rollouts and ongoing growth of the Clipper Card system in the San Francisco Bay Area, the TAP program in Los Angeles and the Compass Card program in San Diego. He previously was a program manager and director of product marketing followed by a transfer to Cubic’s Europe headquarters in London where he was the UK sales and marketing director.
He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He is president of the university’s alumni board of directors on which he’s served since 2008, and he is a trustee on the UC San Diego Foundation Board. He received his MBA from the University of San Diego in 1997.