Friday, July 21, 2017

WSP USA taps Bonina, Cox

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Stephen Bonina (left) and Kevin Cox Stephen Bonina (left) and Kevin Cox WSP USA
WSP USA, the company formerly called Parsons Brinckerhoff, has named two rail transit industry veterans to executive positions. Stephen Bonina, P.E., joins as Vice President and Eastern Region Fleet Manager for WSP’s TEC (Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center), Newark, N.J. Kevin Cox, P.E., rejoins the company as a Vice President providing management and technical support for transit and rail projects throughout the U.S., also in Newark.

Bonina is responsible for overall management of WSP’s rail vehicle practice in Boston, Newark and Atlanta. With more than 33 years of experience with commuter rail, rapid transit, light rail and streetcars, he has served as President, Project Director and Lead Engineer with rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler US Inc. (formerly Interfleet); Principal Consultant with SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit; Associate with CH2M, Project Manager with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He began his career with General Electric as a Supervisor.

A licensed professional engineer in New Jersey, Bonina received an M.S. in management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Cox has 25 years of industry experience, including some of the largest transit and rail programs in the United States. He led program management for the Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 program, which included expansions of the agency’s light rail, commuter rail, streetcar and bus rapid transit network, and was project director for the airport light rail extension in Salt Lake City as well as the FrontRunner commuter rail corridor.

A licensed professional engineer in Utah, Cox received a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Brigham Young University. He is an APTA member and has been active in the Utah chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

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