Long Island, NY - December 15th, 2014 - MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced the appointment of David Kubicek as the Railroad’s Senior Vice-President - Operations, Bruch Pohlot as Senior Vice President – Engineering, and Edward Dumas as Vice-President - Market Development & Public Affairs, effective December 29.
“I am pleased to announce these very important additions to our leadership team at the Long Island Rail Road,” said Nowakowski. “David Kubicek and Bruce Pohlot bring with them decades of railroad industry experience and Edward Dumas is a veteran of government and corporate public affairs on Long Island.”
David Kubicek, the LIRR’s new Senior Vice President - Operations, has worked at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington D.C., where he served as Chief Mechanical Officer and Deputy General Manager. As the LIRR’s Senior Vice President - Operations, he will be responsible for the Transportation, Maintenance of Equipment and Stations.
Bruce Pohlot, the new Senior Vice President - Engineering, started his career at the Lehigh Valley Railroad and also worked at Conrail. He spent the majority of his career at Amtrak, where he served most recently as Chief Engineer., and the engineering firm of Parson Brinkerhoff. As the LIRR’s Senior Vice President - Engineering, Pohlot will be responsible for Engineering, Department of Program Management as well as East Side Access and Special Projects.
Edward Dumas, the new Vice President for Market Development and Public Affairs, comes to the LIRR from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s executive staff. Prior to joining the MTA in February 2014, Dumas served in senior positions in Suffolk County government and at the Long Island Power Authority. At the LIRR, Dumas will oversee the Railroad’s marketing, public information, corporate communications and government affairs operations.