Monday, February 01, 2010

HNTB names Gertler a senior vice president

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HNTB Corporation and HNTB Holdings Ltd. named Peter Gertler a senior vice president. Gertler, who leads the firm's high-speed rail services group, is located in the firm's Oakland, Calif., office. Gertler has 23 years of experience in public transportation and program management, including conventional and high-speed rail across the United States and around the world.

Since joining the firm in 2004, Gertler has worked as a project manager and technical lead on numerous high-profile projects and initiatives and led the firm's rail and transit practice before becoming HNTB's high-speed rail services chair. Under his direction, HNTB has become a leader in the effort to bring high-speed rail to America. Throughout his career, Gertler has focused on developing and implementing public transportation alternatives through comprehensive and innovative technical and analytical means, as well as through broad-based community and stakeholder outreach.

Gertler is an executive board member and president emeritus and board member of the Association for California High-Speed Rail; a program chair for the American Public Transportation Association's High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee; a member on the High-Speed Rail Development Council for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association; board member of the International Air Rail Organization and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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