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Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
Magnus Friberg, CEO, Luminator Technology Group

Magnus Friberg, CEO, Luminator Technology Group

The American Short Line and Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announces new and outgoing Board members. Also, Luminator Technology Group appoints Magnus Friberg as CEO.


ASLRRA, in its Nov. 22 Views and News newsletter, recently welcomed several new Board members who were elected at the Association’s Eastern and Southern Regional Meeting and thanked outgoing members for their service.

Indiana Rail Road Company President and CEO Dewayne Swindall and Patriot Rail Vice President, Commercial Development-Mergers and Acquisitions James Kornas, Jr. are incoming Eastern Region Board members. Regional Rail Vice President of Marketing and Sales Chris Spiceland joins as a Southern Region Board member, replacing Watco Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Laura McNichol, who was elected to the Board’s Executive Committee as the large railroad holding company representative.

ASLRRA thanked outgoing Eastern Region Board member, New York New Jersey Rail Managing Director Don Hutton, for his dedicated work.

Luminator Technology Group

Luminator Technology Group, a manufacturer of stationary and on-board passenger information systems, video security, air treatment and lighting solutions for global mass transportation applications, on Nov. 27 announced that Magnus Friberg has been appointed as CEO of the company.

Friberg, who will also join the company’s Board of Directors, joins Luminator from Icomera, a provider of integrated connectivity solutions for public transportation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of EQUANS, where he served as CEO. Friberg held several senior leadership positions earlier in his career at leading technology companies, including Scanreco, Reverb Networks, Inc. and SmartTrust.

“Upon completion of a thorough search process during the summer months, Magnus has emerged as the board’s clear No. 1 choice.,” said Luminator Chairman of the Board David Coppe. “We are thrilled to have attracted such a well-qualified, multi-cultural leader to lead Luminator Technology Group. His proven leadership skills, strategic insights and deep sector knowledge make him the ideal choice to lead the company as we continue our mission to provide innovative, market-leading products and services to our clients. I have great confidence in Magnus’ ability to steer the company towards an even brighter future and am very much looking forward to working closely with him and the entire management team.”

“I am honored to have been selected to lead Luminator Technology Group and thrilled to join as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and transformation,” said Friberg. “With a portfolio of innovative businesses and a tremendous talent, the opportunity ahead for LTG is vast and I look forward to working with our team, customers, partners, and Board to focus on unlocking its value for a successful path forward.”

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