APTA | Passenger Transport
December 6, 2010

In This Issue

Consult the classifieds in this issue to find 3 notices, 11 bids and proposals, and 7 job opportunities!


People on the Move

John B. Catoe Jr.
FAIRFIELD, CA—MV Transportation Inc. has named John B. Catoe Jr., principal of The Catoe Group in Santa Monica, CA, as a strategic advisor to the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, effective Nov. 1.

Catoe has 30 years of transit industry experience, most recently as general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and deputy chief executive officer of Los Angeles County Metro. He oversaw WMATA’s performance for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, when the system provided a record 1.5 million rides in a single day. He received APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager honor in 2009.

Jason Konesco
INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Jason Konesco, president of Harrison College, has been named to the IndyGo Board of Directors by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

Konesco has been with Harrison College, formerly Indiana Business College, since 1999. He was named its president in February 2010, succeeding his father, Ken Konesco, who had served as the institution’s president and chief executive officer since 1986.

Roger Miramontes

LOS ANGELES, CA—Stantec announced the hiring of Roger Miramontes to serve in its Los Angeles office as a senior project manager for the company’s transportation practice.

Miramontes has more than 14 years of experience in the field and will support Stantec’s increasing project scope for Los Angeles County Metro. Prior to joining the company, he worked in design, design management, and construction management with city and State of California sector work.

David A. Boaté
NEW YORK, NY—David A. Boaté, P.E., has joined the New York City office of Gannett Fleming as vice president and director of transit and rail for the Northeast Region.

Boaté joins Gannett Fleming from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., where he was director of major capital transit projects. He has more than 25 years of engineering and leadership experience, which also includes serving AECOM as a vice president.

He is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2009.

Anthony DeJohn, Thomas Anella, Jean Claude Aurel Jr., Steve Noonan
NEW YORK, NY—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) announced these appointments:

Anthony DeJohn has been named area manager for the firm’s office in Princeton, NJ, responsible for managing PB’s operations throughout central and southern New Jersey. A vice president, DeJohn has been with PB for 18 years, most recently serving as manager of environmental and planning for the northeast region.

Also in the Princeton office, Thomas Anella has been named project operations manager for PB’s eastern region. A 27-year employee, Anella will oversee technical and financial aspects of projects in the eastern U.S.

Jean Claude Aurel Jr. has been named a senior principal technical specialist in the Transit & Rail Systems unit of PB, based in Houston. He will serve as project safety manager on the Denver Regional Transportation District’s Eagle project, where PB is part of a team building three commuter rail lines.

Steve Noonan has been named an assistant vice president in the Newark, NJ, office of PB, managing the Northeast Rail Vehicle Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in rail vehicle and rail systems-based engineering, maintenance management, and operating system oversight, most recently with Interfleet Technology and Lea + Elliott Inc.

Lawrence A. (Larry) Hagemann
DURHAM, NC—DRI Corporation has named Lawrence A. (Larry) Hagemann chief operating officer, North Carolina Operations, a position he held from August 2002 to December 2005. He also continues as the company’s vice president and chief technology officer, positions he has held since December 2005.

In his new post, Hagemann succeeds Rob R. Taylor, who has stepped down from DRI to pursue other career opportunities.

John Condon
BUFFALO GROVE, IL—John Condon has been promoted to vice president-sales, North America, for Vapor Bus International-A Wabtec Company, as well as Ricon Corporation.

Condon most recently served Vapor Bus as national sales director-transit. In this new position, he will be responsible for integrating and leading the Vapor Bus and Ricon sales groups and will assume responsibility for the Ricon customer service department.

Vasti (Mugica) Amaro

LOS ANGELES, CA--Nineteen-year transit industry veteran Vasti (Mugica) Amaro has joined Tectrans Inc. as senior vice president for East operations, with oversight and management responsibility for all transportation operations and related functions in the firm’s East Region. She will be based in south Florida.

Amaro has worked in both the public and private sectors, managing fixed route, paratransit, light rail connectors, rental car shuttles and employee/public parking shuttles at airports in cities including Dallas, Phoenix, and Tampa.

Wayne Kent Reed
PHOENIX, AZ—Vertical Transportation Excellence, which operates as a division of Gannett Fleming Inc., has named Wayne Kent Reed a project manager in its Phoenix office.

Reed has 25 years of field and inspection, design, and project management experience and is a registered certified elevator inspector (C.E.I.).

Katrina Heineking
TUCSON, AZ—Katrina Heineking, general manager of Sun Tran and Sun Van, recently was one of 10 women honored with the 2010 Woman of Influence Award from the publication Inside Tucson Business. She moved to Tucson more than six years ago and has served as general manager of both systems since March 2006.

During her tenure at Sun Tran and Sun Van, Heineking has also been recognized as General Manager of the Year by Professional Transit Management and Outstanding Person of the Year by the Tucson Chapter of WTS.

Jose Manuel Albaladejo Canedo-Arguelles, Gary H. Baker, Michael L. Reign
MARLTON, NJ—Hill International has announced the appointment of three vice presidents with the Project Management Group.

Jose Manuel Albaladejo Canedo-Arguelles, a Hill employee since 2002, was promoted from a regional manager position; he will continue to lead the firm's operations in Latin America. He has more than 11 years of professional experience in project and construction management.

Gary H. Baker, P.E., has more than 25 years of experience and joins Hill’s Irvine, CA, office after serving as director of construction for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s New School Construction Program. He will support the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project for Los Angeles Metro.

Michael L. Reign has rejoined Hill’s Washington, DC, office where he will direct business development efforts. He has more than 28 years of experience in engineering and construction.

Michael Ongkiko
CINCINNATI, OH—Cincinnati Metro has appointed Michael Ongkiko as human resources director.

Ongkiko has extensive experience in training and development, employee benefits, labor relations, and safety. He joins Metro after holding positions at QuadGraphics in Lebanon, OH, Takumi Stamping Inc., and Contech Construction Products Inc.

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