Amtrak veterans bring extensive experience in railroad infrastructure design and construction.
PHILADELPHIA — The arrival of Terry Tiller and Andy Keefe to the national transit and rail team at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, will take the firm to the next level to deliver for transit and rail clients.
Tiller will serve as senior director of rail engineering and will operate out of the firm’s Philadelphia office. Keefe will serve as senior managing director for rail construction and will operate out of the firm’s Albany office.
“WSP has a strong railroad business along the Northeast corridor and these two outstanding senior level executives will support our local teams to ensure our clients have the resources and solutions they need to address complex challenges,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, WSP national transit and rail leader.
Tiller, with the support of the WSP transit and rail team, will expand and drive growth for the railroad systems engineering and construction management practices, and will support the expansion of business development strategies in addition to ensuring the right technical talent is assigned to pursuits. He will also monitor and ensure that production work is delivered within scope, schedule and budget.
Tiller, who most recently served as director of engineering production for Amtrak, brings to WSP more than 40 years of comprehensive leadership experience in all phases of the railroad industry, including signal design, construction, track heavy track production, structures construction, maintenance and inspection.
“Terry’s experience allows him to quickly evaluate personnel and agency requirements, assemble the proper teams and ensure quality in design and constructability, minimize track outages and maximize service on-time performance,” said John Gasparine, WSP transit and rail market lead.
In his new role, Keefe will drive growth for the railroad design, construction and maintenance management practices, and will maximize the firm’s ability to deliver high-speed rail initiatives with minimal track outages and impacts to system on-time performance.
Keefe has more than 44 years of comprehensive leadership experience in heavy track, signal, structures and electric track production, construction, maintenance and inspection within the railroad industry. He has extensive railroad experience working in positions of increasing responsibility, advancing to the position of assistant vice president, production and maintenance for Amtrak.
“High-speed intercity and commuter rail are a growing market across the country, and are essential to carbon-neutral mobility,” Gasparine said. “Terry and Andy’s expertise and integrity fit perfectly with our team to continue to bring value to our agency clients as they further develop their systems.”
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