Monday, March 11, 2013

FECI names All Aboard Florida officers

Written by  Luther S. Miller
Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) on Monday announced the appointment of Donald C. Robinson as President and Chief Operating Officer for All Aboard Florida, the country's first privately owned intercity passenger rail system, that will connect South Florida to Orlando. Additionally, P. Michael Reininger has been promoted to President and Chief Development Officer for All Aboard Florida. Mr. Reininger joined All Aboard Florida in 2012.

FECI said Robinson, a longtime senior executive with The Walt Disney Company, will focus on developing the operational functions for the passenger rail project, including the procurement of rolling stock and engagement of third-party operators. Reininger will deliver the project's build environment, including the rail infrastructure, stations, and transit-oriented real estate development. They will jointly define All Aboard Florida's brand and customer experience.

"We've now solidified the executive management team for All Aboard Florida," said FECI President and CEO Vincent Signorello. "Both Don and Mike have successfully developed consumer brands and introduced unique customer experiences to the travel industry. Their partnership will ensure that our intercity passenger rail project sets the new world standard for travel and hospitality."