SOURCE: Parsons


January 05, 2011 13:04 ET

Parsons Appoints Crosbie as Vice President of Railroad Programs and Deputy Sector Manager

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - Parsons announces the appointment of William "Bill" Crosbie as Vice President of Railroad Programs and Deputy Sector Manager in the Rail and Transit Division of its Transportation Group. In this role, Mr. Crosbie will lead the overall expansion and strategic development of Parsons' railroad programs, including freight and passenger rail and rail infrastructure security protection programs.

Mr. Crosbie is a professional engineer who has more than 25 years of experience in the railroad industry. Prior to joining Parsons, he served as chief operating officer of Amtrak where he directed the transportation, engineering (infrastructure), mechanical (rolling stock), police and security, environmental, health, and safety functions. Mr. Crosbie led an operations team that included 17,000 employees with an annual operating budget of $2.3 billion and an annual corporate capital budget of $1.8 billion, which supported Amtrak's rail service through 46 states with more than 300 weekday trains. Mr. Crosbie also served as signals/electrical/communications general superintendant for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and later served as the subway transportation general superintendant for TTC. His entrance into the railroad industry began with the Canadian Pacific Railway where he spent the first 6 years of his career traveling Canada and the United States, designing and commissioning railway signal and communication systems.

"Parsons is very pleased to have Bill on board," said Takis Salpeas, Parsons Senior Vice President and Rail and Transit Systems Division Manager. "He is a highly regarded, innovative railroad leader whose talents and skills will be instrumental in Parsons' continued growth in the railroad, security, and rail systems markets."

Mr. Crosbie holds an honors bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and a master's degree in security studies (homeland security and defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program and construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit