October 31, 2016
For Immediate Release:
RJM Announces Executive Appointment: President
Dallas Texas — Randall
James Monroe, Inc., a Dallas based global
executive search consultancy announces the successful
completion of the following executive search
President - Meteorcomm LLC
Rakesh Malhotra will join the company as President and work closely with the senior leadership team and Management Committee to meet the federal mandate for implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by December 31, 2018. Previously, Malhotra was Assistant Vice President for Xorail, an engineering services provider and subsidiary of Wabtec, a $3B rail manufacturing company. In this role he provided leadership and guidance in the delivery of engineering services for PTC, Systems Integration, Communications, Signaling and Crossings to the railroad industry.
PTC is an automatic train control system that prevents train collisions and over speed accidents, meeting the criteria of the 2008 Railroad Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) mandating the implementation of PTC on certain railroad mainlines.
About Meteorcomm LLC - Based in Renton Washington, a suburb of Seattle, Meteorcomm is a wireless telecommunications company that provides advanced data communications solutions and services through its packet-switched data networks. Their product offerings include an array of Software Defined Radios as well as a proprietary messaging system that is the heart of the PTC Communications system.
Meteorcomm is jointly-owned by the four largest railroads in the U.S. comprised of BNSF Railway Company, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and CSX. These industry leaders have joined together to implement a unique technology solution called Positive Train Control that will usher in a new era in rail safety. This is the largest PTC implementation in the world and is an unparalleled technology undertaking in terms of its level of complexity, scale and multi-billion dollar investment.
As a strategic partner to these industry rail titans, the President's charter is to help the four railroads be more effective, efficient and economically productive. This includes ensuring that Meteorcomm develops and delivers an interoperable PTC Communications System to each of the joint-owners in support of meeting their delivery objectives to install this federally mandated safety-overlay system.
Randall James Monroe, Inc. is a retained
executive search firm specializing in leadership,
culture and chemistry fit. The firm brings more
than six decades of experience in helping clients
find and attract highly talented executives
on a worldwide basis.
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