TranSystems Corp., which provides engineering and architectural planning, design and construction services to railroads, has added John Hovanec to its Board of Directors.
Hovanec, PE, worked with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) for nearly 38 years, where he served in various leadership roles.
Most recently, Hovanec served as assistant vice president – Engineering Design, which TranSystems said is an equivalent role to the chief engineer design at other Class 1 carriers. Recently, officials said he was tasked with managing the conceptual, preliminary and final design of all UP capital and public projects ranging from $700 to $900 million annually.
Throughout his career, Hovanec has developed working relationships with fellow Class 1 carriers, state departments of transportation, the Surface Transportation Board of the United States, commuter and passenger rail agencies, as well as municipal and permitting agencies.
Hovanec is an alumnus of Bucknell University, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He is also a long-time member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers, TranSystems said.
Hovanec’s hiring comes roughly a month after the company promoted Andrew Stanevicius of the firm’s San Diego, Calif., office to serve as assistant vice president and associate.