Friday, May 10, 2013

SYSTRA names new executive vice president of engineering

SYSTRA has promoted Joseph Sais, PE, to executive vice president, engineering. In this capacity, Sais will oversee the firm's U.S.-based infrastructure, traction power, systems, and construction management and program management sectors.

Sais has more than 40 years of senior level managerial experience in transit and railroad operations, maintenance and engineering. Prior to joining SYSTRA, he was an employee of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) for more than 33 years. During the course of his tenure at LIRR, Sais was responsible for all aspects of track and structures departments, including planning, design, construction and maintenance.

As SYSTRA's national construction and program management practice lead, Sais provided oversight on projects including Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction's East Side Access program, Connecticut Department of Transportation's Danbury Branch Signalization and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. Railroad Capital Program.

"Joe is expert at providing hands-on leadership and direction for rail systems planning, design and construction," commented William Crosbie, president and CEO of SYSTRA's U.S. subsidiary. "He is a creative problem solver with a solid track record of major accomplishments, including those at LIRR and AREMA and continues to be an asset to the SYSTRA management team."

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