Wabtec Corporation Appoints Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs

WILMERDING, Pa. – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs.  Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric Company, 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, and Transportation. 

Daimler Trucks North America Announces Changes in Senior Management

PORTLAND, Ore.  – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and chief executive officer of Daimler's truck joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) in China.

Vallo Transportation Hosts Special Bullying Prevention Presentation at JHS 194 Featuring National Anti-Bullying Speaker Tom Thelen

 

NEW YORK – Vallo Transportation promoted their fifth annual anti-bullying awareness campaign entitled No Bullying Zone.  To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the company increased outreach efforts in the community and hosted a special bullying prevention presentation at JHS 194 in Whitestone, NY.  The presentation featured national anti-bullying speaker Tom Thelen. 

Coaching Great Drivers

It has been a privilege of mine, from time to time, to drive high school football state champions. It is a height of the trip to pull the cord on the bus air horn as we turn into the school, announcing to the entire neighborhood, “We won!” Over the years I have driven many winning teams, teams that lost, and even the occasional state champs. One of the key differences I picked up along the way is the difference between coaching state champions and training run-of-the-mill teams. More broadly, there is a stark distinction between a coach and a trainer.

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