Case Studies Transportation

Jeffrey Knight – Canadian Pacific

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s the template for the Canadian Pacific’s expansion. There, near the robust Port of Vancouver, where around 150 million metric tons of goods comes and goes annually aboard container ships, the iconic railway is enhancing its means to deliver to and fro. Last September it opened the Pacific Transload Express, a long white rectangular 117,000 […]

Chris Donner – Mammoth Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Chris Donner has worked around the world to help expand established brands like Whataburger, Chili’s and Wendy’s. Now, he’s helping Mammoth Holdings expand its car wash operations. Granted, these aren’t the car washes you grew up with. The conveyors still pull vehicles through the cleaning stations, adding suds here, rinsing them off there. But there […]

Mark Pawlik – Big Freight Systems Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

From the smallest component on a big rig to the temperature control sensors in terminals and warehouses, Mark Pawlik has been making improvements in the transportation and logistics industry for nearly a decade. Though his official role is director of maintenance for Big Freight Systems Inc., a transportation logistics company based in Steinbach, Manitoba, Pawlik […]

Naresh Israni – SodexoMagic

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When you serve a discerning clientele, a shortcoming in one area might as well be a shortcoming in every area. Such is Naresh Israni’s modus operandi. Directly employed by SodexoMagic, he oversees integrated facilities management at the Arlington, Virginia, base of one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and is the direct contact between the […]

Mark E. Sprague CM – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Passengers arriving at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport likely don’t know they’re landing near the birthplace of commercial air transportation—they’re more likely to be focused on a Florida vacation. And Mark Sprague, CM, the airport’s deputy director of airport operations and facilities, would like them to keep that focus, with construction out of sight and mind. […]

Pio D’Andrea – CN

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Pio D’Andrea, there’s always been something magical about trains—from playing with them as a child in Montreal to feeling the g-forces in his chest the first time he rode a high-speed bullet train in Japan. It’s a passion that put him on track to work for railways around the world. After four years abroad, […]

Mike Clemmer – Nissan North America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mike Clemmer likes to joke the most pressure he’s felt has been choosing which way to go when the rope drops at Magic Kingdom. But in truth, Clemmer, a Disney World fanatic, faced a much greater challenge last spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down one of Nissan North America’s manufacturing plants months before the […]

Brian Sinnwell – Louisville Regional Airport Authority

Est. reading time: 5 mins

That oak tree out back is almost a member of the family. It’s held a tire swing or a hammock, and hints at changing seasons with green buds in the spring and orange foliage each fall. But now, it’s deemed a hazard to air traffic by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rules. It needs to be […]

Erik Leach – MARTA

Est. reading time: 5 mins

This was not something Erik Leach saw coming down the tracks, but he’s delighted to be part of it. As director project management and construction for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Leach is overseeing upgrades to nearly 40 MARTA light rail stations spread over four rail lines. Though he’d guided one station renovation shortly […]

Jeremy Smith – Capital District Transportation Authority

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not a Japanese bullet train, but employees at the Capital District Transit Authority are proud of upstate New York’s second Bus Rapid Transit line that hit the road last winter with a fleet of shiny blue and silver buses moving riders around Albany and surrounding communities. Known as the River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit […]

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