AMTRAK FILLS KEY SENIOR OPERATIONS POSITIONS

     (The following press release from Amtrak was received by e-mail. The 
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November 26, 2012 
Contact: Media Relations
202 906.3860 
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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