AMTRAK FILLS KEY SENIOR OPERATIONS POSITIONS
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November 26, 2012
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AMTRAK FILLS KEY SENIOR OPERATIONS POSITIONS
Bruce Pohlot is new Chief Engineer; Tom Quigley named General Manager, State-Supported Services
WASHINGTON - Today, Amtrak announces it has named Bruce Pohlot as the new chief engineer and Tom Quigley as general manager, State-Supported Services. Both will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations effective Dec. 10, 2012.
As chief engineer, Mr. Pohlot is responsible for all construction and maintenance activities for Amtrak-owned right-of-way including track, bridges, buildings, communications, signals and electric traction, plus he directs the Engineering department's capital program. He will be based in Philadelphia.
He spent the last 13 years at the global infrastructure-consulting firm of Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB), most recently as a senior vice president and president of PB Transit & Rail, Inc. His work included the development of the railroad division and providing executive direction, leadership and management to its technical excellence center that has project responsibilities for the planning and design of railroad and transit projects. He also served as the railroad market leader for the company.
Before joining PB, he spent 21 years in the Amtrak Engineering department in senior positions in the New York, Baltimore, Boston and Western divisions. He also was program director of high-speed rail and assistant vice president, Engineering / program management.
As general manager, State-Supported Services, Mr. Quigley is in a newly created position that is part of the company's ongoing effort to align day-to-day operations with the Amtrak Strategic Plan. He is responsible for providing Amtrak state partners and their customers with excellent service, while meeting financial goals and other performance targets. He will be based in Oakland, Calif.
He most recently served as vice president general manager at Owens Corning and previously held executive-level marketing and sales positions at United Technologies, Ingersoll Rand Company, Fortune Brands, The Scotts Company and Cargill. He brings decades of executive experience leading organizations to financial and operational success, including a solid track record of profitably growing businesses in challenging market environments. He will use this experience to bring a total business focus to all the state-supported trains and will work closely with other general managers to lead business planning and implement service improvements and productivity enhancements for state-supported routes.
Biography of Bruce Pohlot
Mr. Pohlot is an accomplished senior executive experienced in directing large, complex engineering departments and major projects in operations and maintenance, program management and railroad construction. Since 1999, he has worked at Parsons Brinkerhoff, most recently as a senior vice president and president of PB Transit & Rail, Inc., responsible nationally for rail and transit and providing executive direction, leadership and management to its technical excellence center that has project responsibilities for the planning and design of railroad and transit projects.
From 1977 to 1998 he was at Amtrak serving in a variety of roles including engineer of programs in New York, assistant division engineer in both New York and Baltimore, division engineer for both the Western and Boston divisions, program director of high-speed rail and assistant vice president, Engineering / program management.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, a B.S. in civil engineering, and an M.B.A. as well as additional coursework in the Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School and George Washington University.
Biography of Tom Quigley
Mr. Quigley is a global business leader who develops and drives strategy, establishes financially and operationally sound organizations, and manages complete P&L and balance sheet for Fortune 500 and private equity companies. Since 2008, he has served as vice president general manager at Owens Corning. His prior work experience includes executive-level marketing and sales positions at United Technologies, Ingersoll Rand Company, Fortune Brands, The Scotts Company and Cargill.
He holds a Master's Certificate in International Studies from the University of Stockholm and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. Also, he pursued additional studies in executive management at Columbia University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina.
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