References for Buy America and DBE consulting

Mr. Patrick Scully, Executive Vice President – Sales and Business Development
Turbo Images, Quebec City, Canada
(336) 255-2093

Mr. Chuck Wochele, retired Managing Partner at TransitConsult LLC, Canandaigua, NY
Former VP of Industry & Government Relations and Marketing & Business Development North America, ALSTOM Transportation
(585) 626-0348

Mr. Ron C. Rodgers, Procurement Specialist Jacobs, Wallops Island, VA
former Purchasing Manager, Brookville Equipment Corporation
(814) 746-2405

Mr. Kevin Kirk, Project Management Office/Business Development
Kinkisharyo USA, Inc., Piscataway, NJ
(678) 865-6558

Mr. John M. Andreas, VP, SEPSA
former Vice President of Rolling Stock, Virginkar & Associates
Camp Hill, PA
(443) 900-0178

Mr. Mark Stover, former Director of Proposals & Estimating at Alstom Transport (M-K)
Vehicle Procurement and Proposal Consultant (self-employed), Arkport, NY
(607) 382-1669

Mr. Joseph Quigley, Vice President of Business Development & Customer Director
Alstom Transportation, New York, NY
(484) 225-5081

Ms. Catherine Fortier, Global Bus Purchasing, Prevost & Mexico Division
Volvo Bus, Sainte-Claire, QC, Canada
(581) 628-0093

Mrs. Tracy Dwyer-Baker, Owner
Tracy Dwyer-Baker Contract Management, Rochester, NY
(former Contract Manager for Alstom Transportation and CRRC MA)
(585) 563-6891

Mrs. Michelle Picard, Director, Business Governance & Risk Management, DBELO
Siemens Industry, Inc. USA Mobility Division – Rolling Stock, Sacramento, CA
(916) 525-2854 or (916) 743-0775

Mr. C. Jack Martinson, Senior Director of Business Development
Stadler US, Philadelphia, PA
(484) 467-2655

Ms. Vicki Owen, Senior Project Manager
Alstom Transport Life Services, Vallejo, CA
(302) 367-8284

Ms. Shellene Nasca, Commodity Manager
Alstom Transportation, Hornell, NY
(607) 281-3220 or (607) 382-8862

Mr. Greg Scearce, retired Senior Product Manager
Schunk Carbon Technology, Nazareth, PA
(630) 390-1577

Mr. Noel D’Sa, VP Engineering & DBE Liaison Officer
Kiepe Electric Inc., Alpharetta, GA
(770) 754-0918 ext. 7015 or (770) 549-0439

Mr. Donald Sullivan, President
Sullivan Bosworth, LLC, Marietta, GA
(678) 777-7708

Mr. Kenneth Towns, retired Vice President – Contracts
Knorr Brake Corporation, Westminster, MD
(410) 875-1440

Mrs. Kyle Swiat, President
STI-CO Industries, Orchard Park, NY
(866) 307-8426 ext. 311

Mr. Martin Ritter, CEO & President
Stadler US, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
(512) 578-6012 or 011 41 79 718 96 76

Mr. Rich Head, retired Vice-President of Material & Finance
Gray Manufacturing, Inc., LLC, Hornell, NY
(607) 382-1899

Mr. Stephen Bonina, P.E., Vice President, Senior Engineering Program Manager
WSP USA, Newark, NJ
(973) 565-4894

Ms. Annmarie D’Apice, Commodity Specialist
Self-employed, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
former Procurement Specialist at CRRC MA, Senior Buyer at CAF USA, Procurement Sourcing Manager at Alstom Transportation
(413) 427-0278

Mr. Christopher Crist, Senior Consultant
SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit, Seattle, WA
(425) 218-2096

Mr. Gary Guile, retired Purchasing Manager
Alstom Transportation (Morrison-Knudsen Corp.), Hornell, NY
(585) 281-6407 or (686) 335-7139

Mr. Mark A. Green, former VP of Global Strategic Sourcing at Alstom Transport, Hornell, NY
retired Corporate Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, St. Louis, MO
(570) 239-8281

Mr. Bruce Stephan, PE, PMP, Executive Director – Atlantic & Pacific Regions
PMA Consultants, San Francisco, CA
(415) 813-5002 or (917) 842-1970

Mr. Joseph M. Henderlong, retired Director, Procurement & Logistics
CRRC MA Corporation, Quincy, MA
(303) 656-8160

Mr. William Millar, former President of APTA
Transportation Advisor (self-employed), Stevensville, MD
(410) 643-0360

Mr. William Trainer, President and CEO
Grande West Transportation International, St, Aldergrove, BC, Canada
(604) 607-4000 or (604) 309-7787

Ms. Amanda Creighton, President
Alto Technical, Ithaca, NY
(609) 780-5232

Mr. Kiel Clasing, Manager, Business Development
Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Orlando, FL
(443) 472-9408

Mr. Chris Kauffman, Commercial Manager
Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Orlando, FL
(407) 429-2700

Mr. Jim Lindhorn, Purchasing Manager
ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, Middlebury, IN
(574) 825-6464

Mr. Eric Garzon, Co-Founder, In A Blink, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
former President of ISC Systems, former Business Development Manager at Alstom Transportation
(514) 867-7400

References for Buy America consulting

Mr. Steven S. Policar, Principal & Owner of Steve Policar, LLC and former Superintendent, Transit Fleet Contract Management Group
King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
(425) 829-2154

Mr. Michael Kandrack, Senior Delivery Manager
RL Controls, Inc., Woburn, MA
(724) 986-3081

Mr. Bill Umbenhaur, President
Traction Systems Inc., Somerville, NJ
(908) 883-1177

Ms. Katie Morrison, Assistant Controller
Gillig, LLC, Livermore, CA

Mr. Keith Frazier, CEO/President
Bode North America, Spartanburg, SC
(864) 278-9739 or (864) 921-6090

Ms. Kristina Reynolds, Senior Programs Manager
RL Controls, Inc., Woburn, MA
(781) 932-3349 or (412) 722-4246

Mr. Luiz Soares, Head of E-Mobility, North America Business Development, Mobility Turbo Division
Voith US Inc./VTI, York, PA
(717) 779-2317 or (717) 434-3527

Mr. John Pavlos, Managing Director
Westermo Data Communication, Inc., Elgin, IL
(847) 453-3898 or (224) 908-9851

Ms. Janet Mesarchik, Head of Procurement USA (retired)
Hitatchi Rail USA (formerly Ansaldo STS USA), Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 849-4794

Mr. Gary Provenzano, President & CEO (retired)
Knorr-Bremse Powertech Corp. USA, Mt. Olive, NJ
(973) 527-6060 or (561) 699-2163

Mr. James Hryniewicz, Commercial Bid Manager
Siemens Mobility, Inc., Tualatin, OR
(971) 272-3605

Mr. Alexander Okapuu, President & CEO
Dilax Systems Inc., Saint-Lambert, QC, Canada
(450) 358-3898 ext. 223

Dr. Johannes Buengeler, Research & Development
Hoppecke Batteries, Inc., Hainesport, NJ
(856) 616-0032

Ms. Lauren Brown, Proposal Manager, X-Systems
Knorr Brake Company LLC, Westminster, MD
(410) 645-3115

Mr. James Hateley, Director
Grayson Thermal Systems, Franklin, Indiana
(317) 739-3290 or (317) 771-3748 or (447) 881-503-343

Mr. Chris Ward, Process Engineer
Jayco, Inc., Elkhart, IN
(574) 825-1723

Ms. Neely Welch, Strategic Procurement Manager
Dellner, Inc., Charlotte, NC
(980) 498-3644

Mr. Magdi Sayegh, North America Sales & Service Manager, Global Service Manager
Service Manager HVAC Global, Thermo King HVAC, Minneapolis, MN
(334) 220-4606 or 011-420-606-631-388

Mr. Chuck Benson, Business Development Executive
Railway Industries Ltd., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
(630) 235-8601 or (514) 634-3131

Mr. Chris Catterall, CEO
ISC Applied Systems, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada
(514) 782-1400 ext. 223 or (514) 792-9969

Mr. Didier Aubert, Director, OE Transit Sales North America
Faiveley Transport North America, Greenville, SC
(864) 527-1001 or (864) 423-4642

Mr. Lukas Malek, Area Sales Manager
HaslerRail AG, Bern, Switzerland
+41 31 990 71 11 or +420 771 120 146

Mr. Robert Clifford, Service Designer, Michelin, Greenville, SC
former Program Manager, Wabtec Passenger Transit

Mr. Christian Inauen, Head of Commissioning
Stadler US Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 854-7771 ext. 204

Mr. Richard Majesky, Subcontracts and Packages Procurement Buyer
Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 688-2744 or (412) 526-6785

Mr. J.J. McCarthy, Global Account Director – U.S. Federal Government
Belden, Inc., St. Louis, MO
(571) 465-0559

Mr. Hans-Christian Pfisterer, former Director of Projects and Rail Services
Knorr-Bremse Powertech Corp. USA
Mount Olive, NJ

Mr. Helmut Tischler, Freelance Consultant
Flachglas Wernberg GmbH, Wernberg-Koeblitz, Germany
(434) 532-9708

Mr. Valentin Scinteie, Business Development Manager, Transportation
Kontron, Boisbriand, Québec, Canada
(450) 437-4661, ext. 2310

Mr. Dan Kelleher, VP, Sales & Marketing
Luminator Technology Group, Plano, Texas
(972) 516-3073 or (972) 897-7592

Mr. Mark H. Anderson, Railway Market Manager North America
Huber+Suhner, Inc., Charlotte, NC
(484) 225-3718

Roland Wegner, PhD, Head of Sales
Pixy AG, Turgi, Switzerland
011-41-56-200-0313 or mobile 011-41-79-663-2366

Mr. Olivier Cabut, International Sales Director
Engie Ineo, Manassas, VA 20109
(571) 379-4383 or (011) 33-13-92-25916

Mr. Kermell Z. Hernandez-Rivera, In-House Counsel, Contracts Manager
Siemens Industry, Inc., Sacramento, CA
(916) 642-6266

Mr. Chris Kreuter, former Senior Sales Engineer
Frauscher Sensor Technology USA Inc., Princeton, NJ
(609) 423-2092

Mr. Kevin Spicer, Director, Engineering
Arva Industries, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
(519) 637-1855 ext. 241 or (226) 700-1331

Mr. Bill Sneed, Program Manager
Faiveley Wabtec Passenger Transit, Duncan, SC
(864) 433-6360 or (864) 606-9016

Ms. Kim Swain, Director, FBA Commuter Rail Coaches & Metros
Siemens Industry, Inc., Sacramento, CA
(607) 742-4505

Mr. Tim Tran, Senior Electrical Engineer
Knorr-Bremse Powertech Corp. USA, Mt. Olive, NJ
(973) 527-6045 or (678) 231-9952

Mr. Mathieu Audureau, Key Accounts Manager, Global Rail
Thermo King Rail HVAC, Minneapolis, MN

Mr. John Daly, Senior Contracts Manager
Luminator Holding L.P., Plano, TX

Ms. Jenny Marsala, Consultant – HVAC Engineering at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
former Project Manager, Amtrak NGHST
Ingersoll Rand, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 233-6023

Mr. Gabriel Seguin, Production Manager
ABB Inc., Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada
(438) 843-6344 or (514) 929-6785

Mr. Robert Devenney, Programs Section Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., Freedom, PA
(724) 778-3184

Mr. Chad Nibbelink, Procurement Manager
Siemens Industry, Inc., McClellan, CA
(916) 717-9729

Mr. Eric Stottsberry, Plant / Sales Manager NAM
IGW / BMT Drive Solutions, Zanesville, OH
(740) 408-6919

Mr. Jose Garcia, Trade and Customs Manager
Nova Bus, Saint-Eustache, Québec, Canada
(581) 628-0530

Mr. Stephen McKay, President and CEO
Quester Tangent, Saanichton, BC, Canada
(250) 654-3311 or (250) 881-3950

Mr. Stephen Walsh, Vice President
Alexander Dennis, Canyon Lake, CA
(951) 244-9429 or (951) 640-2729

Ms. Vicky Berthiaume, Operations Controller
Prevost Car, Sainte-Claire, Québec, Canada
(418) 883-6174

Mr. Rick Pearson, Senior Solutions Engineer – Sales
Quester Tangent, Saanichton, BC, Canada
(250) 654-3325 or (250) 686-0814

Mr. Antoine Lazewski, Business Manager
NEU, Inc., Hamilton, NJ
(484) 318-1214

Mr. Abhinav Mitra, Senior Technical Program Manager, AWS
former Senior Project Manager, Siemens Mobility, Inc., Portland, OR
(971) 281-0048

Mr. Rolando Cruz, Chief Transportation Officer
City of Culver City, Long Beach, CA
(310) 253-6545

Mr. William Collins, Chairman
Quester Tangent, Saanichton, BC, Canada
(778) 350-3322

Mr. David Letourneaux, Sales Representative – Railway Products, Sumitomo Canada Ltd
former Business Development Manager, ISC Applied Systems
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 347-6485

Mr. David White, Executive Vice President, Supply Management
NFI Group Inc., St. Cloud, MN
phone # upon request

Mr. Peter Silberhorn, Senior Commercial Project Manager
Siemens Mobility, Inc, Sacramento, CA
(916) 696-0992

Mr. Brendan Riley, President & Director
Green Power Motor Company, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 308-0960

Mr. Thomas Sullivan, Commodity Manager
BAE Systems – Power and Propulsion Solutions, Endicott, NY
(607) 770-3106 or (607) 759-1854

Ms. Irina Martynova, Commercial Project Director, World Project Controller
Siemens Mobility, Inc, Sacramento, CA
(916) 589-7028

Ms. Yanyan Zhang, Director of Operations
Green Power Motor Company, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 653-4332 or (559) 542-8280

Ms. Laura Otis, Senior Legal Counsel
Teleste Corporation, Forssa, Finland

Mr. Martin Bloedt, Project Director Dual Mode Locomotives, North America
Siemens Mobility, Inc., Sacramento, CA
(916) 642-2022

Mr. Alessandro Mari, Chief Executive Officer
Elemaster US Inc., Duluth, GA
(470) 410-2557

Ms. Maureen Langford, Head of Supply Chain – Americas
Hitachi Rail, Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 688-2520 or (412) 807-1671

Mr. Petr Kočandrle, Head of Strategic Purchasing
Škoda Electric a.s., Pilsen, Czechia
011 420 378 181 027 or 011 420 604 290 990

Ms. Julie Calinger, Group Manager, Academy & Strategic Enablement at WNS Denali
former Strategic Sourcing Manager at Westinghouse Electric Company and MEPPI, Warrendale, PA

Mr. Matthew Thomson, Strategic Sourcing Business Analyst
NFI Group Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
phone # upon request

Ms. Nicole Drylie, Senior Contracts Administrator
Oceaneering International Inc., Orlando, FL
(321) 251-9341

Mr. William J Saddler, Jr., Vice President, U.S. & Canada
Wabtec Transit Group, Spartanburg, SC
(864) 433-6459

References for DBE consulting

Mr. David Brown, President
MobilityTRANS, Livonia, MI
(800) 496-4280 ext. 202 or (734) 453-6452

Ms. Amber Lindsey, Director of Contracts
Complete Coach Works, Riverside, CA
(951) 684-9585 or (951) 212-6123

Kevin Hernandez, Chief Commercial Officer
Endera Corporation, Casper, WY
(424) 388-8539

Ms. Uttara Prasad, President and CEO
Lin Industries, Inc, Hornell, NY
(607) 382-9756 or (631) 249-2070

Ms. Kate Strickland, COO, Purchasing Manager and DBE Liaison Officer
Diamond Coach, Oswego, KS
(620) 795-2191 ext. 20 or (620) 820-9154

Mr. Michael Liebler, Sales/Business Development and DBE Liaison Officer
Higher Power Industries, Yonkers, NY
(914) 709-9800

Mr. Olanrewaju Adelekan, former Fixed Route Coordinator & DBELO
Lake County Transit, Fruitland Park, FL

Mr. Aaron Wilcoxon, Supply Chain Manager, Excursion
former Manager of Electrical Procurement, Stadler US Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 227-4044

Mr. Chuck Clifton, Supply Chain Manager
Driverge (formerly TransitWorks), Richfield, OH
(216) 930-6581 or (734) 233-8423

Mr. Ken Cavender, Associate Project Manager
Knorr-Bremse (Kiepe Electric), Alpharetta, GA
(678) 936-4933

Mr. Kenneth Richards, Business and Bid Department Manager
Driverge, Richfield, OH
(844) 872-6799 or (330) 861-1118

Mr. Randy Brown, Director of Operations
Ilderton Conversion Company, High Point, NC
(336) 822-8711 or (336) 870-0492

Ms. Maegan Demkowski, Sales & Marketing Manager and DBE Liaison Officer
Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Inc., Greensboro, NY
(518) 584-2400 ext 204

Mr. Timothy J. Rudolph, General Counsel
Midwest Bus Corporation, Owosso, MI
(989) 729-5891 or (517) 667-0364

Mr. Odell McBride, DBE Liaison Officer
Ilderton Conversion Company, High Point, NC
(336) 848-4644

Ms. Tonia Crosby, Sales / Proposals Manager & DBE Administrator
CAF USA, Washington, DC
(202) 326-7405 or (202) 440-0720

Mr. Herman Ross, CEO/CFO
National Insurance Consultants Inc., Las Vegas, NV
(702) 696-9586

Mr. Boris Homenock, Director
Rail XPRTZ, Crest Hill, IL
(815) 210-2595 or (519) 238-8011

Ms. Mary Ann Collier, Independent Consultant
former Director of Operations for MARTA, (now in) Houston, TX
(209) 993-5880

Mr. Kenneth Neal, Independent Diversity, EEO, Inclusion and DMWSV Program Consultant, San Mateo, CA
former Director of Civil Rights, New York MTA
(516) 343-5878

Mr. Richard Colley, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Arrival, San Francisco, CA

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