July 5, 2010
The 14 help wanted ads in this week's classifieds offer such jobs as a transit agency general manager and an executive director in academia!
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Jerome C. Premo, Thomas R. Waldron
NEW YORK, NY—AECOM announced that Executive Vice President Jerome C. Premo has been named global director, transit/rail. Since joining AECOM in 1989, Premo has overseen the growth of the firm’s U.S. transit market practice. His previous jobs include executive director of New Jersey Transit Corporation, chief executive of the former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, and associate administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. APTA honored him in 2008 as Business Person of the Year.
Succeeding Premo as North America director, transit/rail, is Senior Vice President Thomas R. Waldron, who joined AECOM in 2003. Waldron has more than 32 years of public and private sector experience including serving as the first general manager of Virginia Railway Express.
ORLANDO, FL—The Certification Board of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) recognized Erik Gaarder, a project manager in PBS&J’s transportation group, as an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
The certification indicates that an individual has attained a proficiency in and a comprehension of Six Sigma principles and practices, including supporting systems and tools in a variety of business situations.
NEW YORK, NY—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has named William McVey a senior industrial engineer in its New York office.
McVey has more than 35 years of industrial engineering experience, with specialized expertise in railroad facilities. Prior to joining PB, he was assistant chief mechanical officer in the maintenance of equipment and transportation departments of MTA Long Island Rail Road.
HOUSTON, TX—Christa Loven has joined Computec/Emtrac as office-training facility manager for the Houston office, which opened May 1.
The new facility hosts private contractors, consultants and public transportation agency personnel in showcasing Emtrac transit and rail projects across North America.
WASHINGTON, DC—ARCADIS has hired Dallas Richards, P.E., as national rail principal to further develop its national freight and commuter rail programs and services through the Infrastructure Division.
Richards comes to ARCADIS from HDR, where he was railroad business class leader. He has served clients including Virginia Railway Express and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation during his nearly 15-year career.