"Mike knows the railroad and has the leadership skills, experience and vision for this job. He understands Amtrak's business strategy and our strategic plan. His task is to put the plan into action within our highly complex operation," said Vice President of Operations DJ Stadtler.
DeCataldo began his railroad career 38 years ago as a locomotive fireman for Conrail/Penn Central. He then worked at New Jersey Transit for 11 years in operating positions of increasing responsibility and joined Amtrak in 1995 as assistant general manager, customer services.