WILMERDING PA — Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as VP of government relations & public affairs. Itzkoff was previously at General Electric Co., where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as deputy federal railroad administrator in the Clinton administration, and earlier was senior majority counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation.
“We are delighted to have Don join Wabtec to elevate the company’s profile as our public transportation, freight rail and industrial portfolio expands globally,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president/CEO. “Don’s deep expertise with transportation policy and his distinguished former government service will significantly strengthen Wabtec's standing both in Washington and around the world.”
Prior to joining GE, Itzkoff was a partner with Nossaman, Llp. and also with Foley & Lardner, Llp. Itzkoff received a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
Wabtec Corp. is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for the public transportation, freight rail and industrial markets. Wabtec has nearly 20,000 employees at over 100 manufacturing plants, service centers and other sites worldwide, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Wabtec traces its origin to the Westinghouse Air Brake Co., founded by American innovator George Westinghouse in 1869, and today is still headquartered at the same manufacturing campus built by Westinghouse just east of Pittsburgh, Pa.