Our senior management team is made up of dynamic leaders in the rail and mass transit industry; specialists with a deep knowledge of and passion for rail and mass transportation. Bound by a common focus, our leadership team shares a client-centric philosophy that has led to long and successful partnerships with rail and transit agencies across the United States. SYSTRA’s executives uphold our company’s core values of safety, communications, ownership, accountability, teamwork, and discipline.
Innovative thinkers who foster a culture of expertise, flexibility, and uniqueness, our management team includes:
Stanley Rosenblum, President and CEO
Mr. Rosenblum has over 40 years of experience in the private and public sectors, where he has been an influencer in the public transportation industry, leading large transportation organizations and spearheading planning, policy and legislative issues at the federal and state levels. Prior to joining the private sector, he was NJ TRANSIT’s chief operating officer and deputy then acting executive director, where he was responsible for the agency’s daily operations, including the rail, bus and capital construction divisions of the agency.
Joseph Bonsignore, PE, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure and Planning Sector Lead
Mr. Bonsignore leads SYSTRA’s project management and engineering teams and supervises projects involving the design and engineering of passenger rail systems. He has 28 years of experience providing and overseeing civil, track, structural, architectural, and mechanical/industrial engineering services. Mr. Bonsignore joined SYSTRA in 1999 and is a registered professional engineer in ten states.
Gene Mavleos, PE, Associate DBIA, Vice President, Construction and Program Management Sector Lead
Mr. Mavleos is responsible for all construction and program management business sector activities, including project management, staffing, and pursuits. He also serves as Technical Advisor of projects across all sectors regarding project planning, delivery, and execution methodology. Mr. Mavleos has significant experience in planning, design, and construction management of a variety of major transportation capital improvement projects, involving public and public/private partnerships. He is a Design-Build Institute of America Professional (DBIA).
Seymour Portes, PE, Executive Vice President, New York Operations and Construction and Program Management Sector Deputy Lead
Mr. Portes is responsible for supervising operations and supporting the growth in the company’s Northeast region. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Portes spent 34-years at New York City Transit where his responsibilities ranged from managing various billion dollar, five–year capital programs and station rehabilitation projects to developing short- and long-range goals and strategic planning to minimize impacts to the public. His most recent position was vice president and deputy chief engineer.
Michael Natenzon, PE, LEED AP, Associate DBIA, Vice President, Electrical and Traction Power Sector Leader
Mr. Natenzon is responsible the technical oversight, project management, engineering, systems analysis, QA/QC, and construction support services related to electrical power systems projects. He has 15 years of experience with traction power and electrical systems, is a registered professional engineer in seven states, and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Natenzon is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), a Design-Build Institute of America Professional (DBIA), and NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Tester.
Philippe Ayrault, PhD, Train Control and Systems Safety Sector Leader
Mr. Ayrault is responsible for managing the company’s safety engineering team and overseeing the planning and implementation of all safety management activities. He has over 28 years of experience in mass transportation supervision and signalization. He is also an expert in systems reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) and a specialist in Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC).
Brian Schwartz, PE, Signals and Communications Sector Lead
Mr. Schwartz is responsible is responsible for SYSTRA’s conventional signals and communications systems resources and has extensive experience working on rapid transit, commuter rail, and light rail systems. He has 17 years of experience in railroad systems integration, design, and installation, is a registered professional engineer is four states, and has field-based experience in installation/cutover plans, onboard cab signal/positive train control system installation, and testing/commissioning.
Norine Walker, PE, Vice President, Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Director
Ms. Walker is responsible for leading our company’s growth and operations in the Washington, DC area. With 30 years of experience with planning, design, and construction of transportation projects in the public and private sectors, Ms. Walker has expertise developing client relationships across a variety of sectors. Familiar with the Washington, DC area from her role on the $2.5 billion Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement Project, delivered within the budget she developed during the planning phase, Ms. Walker also serves in technical roles for projects. She is a recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Lifetime Excellence in Service Award for outstanding community volunteerism.
Frederic Bana, West Coast Regional Director
Mr. Bana manages SYSTRA’s west coast operations leading our company’s the growth in the western region. He develops strategies to increase client awareness and client relationships and win strategies and provides guidance and support to build winning proposals. Mr. Bana has 17 years of experience dedicated to engineering and transportation with an extensive record of work that includes conventional and innovative projects worldwide. He has managed multicultural teams to deliver challenging transit projects with innovative technologies and was a key element in the successful implementation of the first Communications Based Traffic Control (CBTC) driverless-ready metro system, first high speed line commissioned European Traffic Management System (ERTMS) in Europe, and an innovative automated operation of freight line in Australia.