SYSTRA USA Expands Industry Expertise with Strategic Staff Enhancements

NEW YORK, NY (Sept 24, 2014) – SYSTRA USA is pleased to announce strategic additions to the company’s Systems Engineering and Design-Build staff.  Following major systems and design-build project wins and in keeping with the company’s expansive growth in the North American market, SYSTRA has welcomed Robert Puciloski, Mohsen Tabrizi and Neil Gutterman to its team.  “SYSTRA is a place for rail transportation industry innovation, especially in light of our recent strategic project wins across the country,” said William Crosbie, CEO of SYSTRA USA and Regional Director of SYSTRA North America “These new additions to our team exemplify this philosophy of innovation, and will provide expertise in critical disciplines such as signals and systems engineering as well as safety and security, regulatory compliance and facility design.”
Robert Puciloski has joined SYSTRA as Vice President & Sector Manager of the Systems Group.  Based in SYSTRA’s New York headquarters, Mr. Puciloski brings more than 30 years of experience from his career on one of the largest and oldest of railroads in the country.  Most recently he served as Assistant Vice President of Metro North Railroad responsible for overall direction of the entire railroad infrastructure including 795 miles of track, 87 interlockings, 98 grade crossings, 72 substations, 494 miles of electrified track, 122 stations 1080 bridges-culverts and tunnels and the maintenance of Grand Central Terminal. Mr. Puciloski has managed multi-million dollar capital improvements and maintenance projects, involving technological advances, system expansions and sustaining a state of good repair.  His extensive experience gives him a keen understanding of operational requirements and subsequent interdependencies required for service delivery in a reliable, safe and secure manner.
Mohsen Tabrizi has joined SYSTRA as Senior System Safety Designer.  Mr. Tabrizi brings more than 23 years of experience in engineering field with more than 15 years focusing on rail signaling. Starting out as a Software Engineer in 1999, he has designed and developed onboard/wayside systems with CBTC and non-CBTC technology for more than 10 metro projects in USA, Hong Kong and Shanghai China.  Mr. Tabrizi’s previous positions include Principle Systems Engineer and System Safety Engineer with Thales Transport Security Inc. and Sr. Systems Engineer for Ansaldo STS USA, where he worked on design and development of CBTC projects in South Korea, China, USA.  Most recently, Mr. Tabriz worked as a senior engineer with GE Transportation where he worked on the design and deployment of GE proprietary signaling system and products such as ITCS systems, Wireless Highway Grade Crossing system, CAB Signaling Generator. Mr. Tabriz will be based in SYSTRA’s Los Angles Office.
Neil Gutterman has joined SYSTRA as Senior Design-Build Manager.  An industry leader in Design-Build engineering, Gutterman will lead SYSTRA’s design efforts on the WMATA Andrews Federal Center Bus Garage project and is based out of SYSTRA’s new Washington DC area office.  Mr. Gutterman’s experience includes work with numerous clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Transportation Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Raytheon, Transport for London, Sound Transit and BART.
“We are looking for expert talent in these and other disciplines as we continue to pursue projects of similar size and scope,” said Crosbie.
A global leader in public transportation engineering infrastructures, SYSTRA has a reputation as an established partner in public transport systems for the past 50 years. In 2013, SYSTRA reported revenues of €443 million, a large majority of which were in international markets. The Group employs 3,800 people worldwide, manages 3,000 contracts and has operations in 78 countries.