Paul Manuel is retiring February 1 next year from Kapsch which is now recruiting a new VP Sales and Program Manager E-ZPass to work out of their offices in McLean Virginia. Manuel who lives in the Toronto area was asked to stay on and help establish his successor.
He will then be kept on as a consultant given special assignments, a Kapsch spokesman told us today.
Bruce W Gartner is the new executive secretary of MdTA, the Maryland state toller. In an announcement this morning MdTA chair and state secretary of transportation James T Smith says of Gartner who has been acting in the job since June: “He never hesitates to roll up his sleeces, put in long hours and get the job done.
The Canadian crown corporation Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is looking for a president and CEO to manage the building and operations of the new bridge they plan downriver of the Ambassador Bridge. The salary range is $210,600 to $247,700.
They say in their job advertisement:
Rosa Rountree is moving to Orlando FL with the new job title President, Egis North America.
For the past several years she's been chief executive managing first the Golden Ears and then the Pt Mann Bridge toll system projects in Vancouver BC.
Most recently she's been heavily involved in the new HUB clearing house of the Alliance for Toll Interoperability as a joint venture between Egis and Sanef.
Lisa Callahan, long an attractive, smart and lively personality at toll industry meetings retired last Friday after 37 years with the Kansas Turnpike Authority. She'd been director of communications, there, it seemed, for ever.
She'll be missed.
Her departure followed by a month or so the retirement of Mike Johnson, the last chief executive of the Kansas Turnpike as an independent state toller.
Atkins has hired Clayton Howe former #2 at North Texas Tollway Authority and Peter D Shloss from Raytheon. Howe was head of operations at NTTA and assistant executive director. He'll be working on the group's Texas toll projects out of their Dallas office.
Shloss was technical director at Raytheon involved in systems development, testing and integration. His immediate work will bring him southeast from LA to Florida where he'll be involved in Atkins work for the Turnpike.
Timothy J Carson vice chairman at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in its immediate tumultuous past emails today with a corporate announcement that he has joined Dilworth Paxson LLP the DC based law firm specializing in public finance, P3s and other innovative financing. He will work out of the company's Philadelphia offices.
Ronald L 'Ron' Freeland, former chief executive of Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) the state toll agency is now on the Parsons Brinckerhoff payroll as a Principal Consultant.
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has selected Joseph J Resta as their new executive director. Resta, 52, comes from five years (2007 to 2012) managing a convention center expansion in Philadelphia, and was a deputy secretary in the state's Department of Government Services before that (2005 to 2007.) Earlier jobs were with Alta Management LLC in Philadelphia, a deputy director n the capital program office of the City of Philadelphia (1996 to 2000.)
Thousand Islands Capital Corridor Howard Kelly is retiring for health reasons. He says in his newsletter that after a "scuffle with cancer" four years ago some heart issues have arisen.
Aged 64 he is retiring to Florida.