The American ITS Company Econolite has appointed Kirk Steudle Senior Vice President, to lead the company’s Transportation Systems Group, as well as its subsidiary CAVita. Steudle is the keynote speaker at the ITS (UK) Summit taking place on 27 November at the Bristol Harbour Hotel. Book your place here.
He joins following decades with the Michigan Department of Transportation, including 13 years as the Director of MDOT. In that time he has developed partnerships to achieve what Econolite calls unparalleled results in delivering complex projects and programs, including the Gordie Howe International Bridge, P3s for freeway reconstructions and lighting systems, “and the largest most progressive testing environment for connected and highly automated vehicles”.
He served on, and chaired numerous boards of local and national transportation organizations and academic institutions. Steudle is a nationally recognised authority on the development of connected and automated vehicle systems and is a registered Professional Engineer.
“Kirk Steudle is an industry icon with 30 years of industry experience, much of it in application of technologies in transportation. He not only led one of the most progressive State DOTs in the U.S., but has also impacted and shaped the industry through his leadership positions at TRB, AASHTO, ITS America, and other trade organizations,” said Econolite President & COO Abbas Mohaddes. “His leadership and proven track record for delivering notable results for some of the most influential transportation programs is unmatched, and we are very pleased to have him join the team and play a significant role in our growth and expansion plan in products and services.”
“My perspective on the future of transportation aligns perfectly with Econolite’s vision of integrating technology today to create smarter connected communities and connected and automated mobility for the future,” added Steudle. “I look forward to working with Econolite, its partners, and transportation agencies, in forging new relationships and in applying new technologies that will help move people and goods in a safe and efficient transportation system.”
Don’t miss the ITS (UK) Summit on 27 November with the President’s Dinner hosted by former Transport Minister Steven Norris the night before. Book both at www.itssummit.co.uk.