Monday, November 26, 2012

Amtrak names two to executive and management positions

Amtrak named Bruce Pohlot chief engineer and Tom Quigley general manager, state-supported services. Both will report directly to D.J. Stadtler, vice president of operations, effective Dec. 10, 2012.

As chief engineer, Pohlot will be responsible for all construction and maintenance activities for Amtrak-owned right-of-way, including track, bridges, buildings, communications, signals and electric traction, plus, he will direct the Engineering Department's capital program. He will be based in Philadelphia, Pa.

Pohlot spent the past 13 years at Parsons Brinkerhoff, most recently as a senior vice president and president of PB Transit & Rail, Inc.

As general manager, state-supported services, Quigley 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.

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