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  • LEA+ELLIOTT ANNOUNCES NEW PRINCIPAL, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS AND SENIOR ASSOCIATES

    JUNE 14, 2019

    Russell Green has been appointed Lea+Elliott’s newest Principal. Russell is the project manager for the Newark AirTrain Replacement Program for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has over 25 years of experience in transit vehicle and system procurement, design, manufacture, fabrication, testing, commissioning and contract compliance. Russell has worked for public transit and airport authorities in planning, procuring, and implementing new and refurbished transit vehicles and systems, including APM, light rail transit, streetcar, rapid transit, commuter rail, and locomotives. With over two decades of experience in vehicle and systems engineering, he can address virtually all aspects of a project from a place of knowledge and experience.

    Lea+Elliott is pleased to announce new Associate Principals - Mark Incorvati, P.E., Eric Phillips, P.E., and Matthew Sturgell, P.E.

    Mark Incorvati has over 27 years of experience in the APM industry. He specializes in Automatic Train Control (ATC) and integrated systems design. Mark is fully versed not only in the functional requirements of automated transit, but also in the safety certification process for such systems. Mark is a senior systems engineer for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project–one of the largest automated rail transit systems in the US currently under construction. He is involved with the FTA Safety Certification process and is the primary liaison between the supplier’s Safety Assessment team and the Owner’s Safety Group. Mark is also the project manager for several ongoing projects at the Changi (west) International Airport in Singapore. Prior to joining Lea+Elliott, Mark worked for Bombardier Transportation as a project engineering director.

    Eric Phillips has 14 years of experience in the transit industry following six years in semiconductor and electronics design, sales and marketing. Eric is experienced in a variety of transit subsystems and disciplines including communications, Automatic Train Control (ATC), traction power, and systems-to-systems and systems-to-facilities integration. After returning from four years on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, Eric serves as Lea+Elliott’s project manager and liaison for projects in San Francisco including BART and SFMTA.

    Matthew Sturgell is Lea+Elliott’s on-site project manager for the Changi Airport T5 Master APM Consultant project in Singapore. Matt has 18 years of experience in the transit industry; he has been responsible for APM project planning, operating system/fixed facility interface management, development of contract specifications, design submittal reviews and compliance verification, implementation oversight, and train operation simulation and modeling. In Singapore, Matt is managing all aspects of Lea+Elliott’s work including design development of the T5 APM systems and interface coordination with the various fixed facility design consultants.

    Dennis Hinish and Michael O'Connor have been appointed Lea+Elliott Senior Associates

    Dennis Hinish has over 35 years of experience in the transit industry, encompassing overall rail and APM system design and integration, and specializing in the design, implementation, integration and commissioning of both communication-based train control (CBTC) and fixed-block (FBTC) signaling systems. Dennis is also an active member of the 1474 IEEE Standard for Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) Working Group. Prior to joining Lea+Elliott, Dennis worked for Bombardier Transportation as a lead systems integrator.

    Michael O’Connor has over 25 years of experience in the rail industry, specializing in various transit systems, including high speed rail and commuter rail. Michael has worked on train systems around the world, including the London Underground, Edinburgh Tram, and Dockland’s Light Railway, and has experience of all phases of infrastructure projects from preliminary engineering to start-up and revenue service on both new rail systems and extensions/upgrades to existing networks. Michael is currently the deputy test and commissioning manager for phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Extension in Washington, D.C