The North American section had its initial meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on May 24, 2002. Since then, Annual General Meetings have featured an industry conference and field trips of interest to the Signals and Communications community.
The North American Section covers the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Hon Secretary / Treasurer: Gary Young
Chairman: Dave Thurston, FIRSE, P.E., Vice President and Deputy Sector Manager, Parsons - Transportation Group
Vice Chairman: Rob Burkhardt, President, ISIS Consultants, LLC
Local Committee members:
Joseph F. Noffsinger, FIRSE, Business Leader – Signal Products, GE Transportation Systems-Global Signaling
Ed Mortlock , Senior Consultant, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Jim LeVere, AVP of Signals, BNSF
John Leonardo, GM Signals & Communications, Canadian Pacific
The next major Section event will be the hosting of the IRSE's International Techncai Convention in Dallas / Fort Worth, 25-29 September.
We will also continue the tradition of the December Toronto, Canada Conference that precedes the Toronto Railway Club holiday dinner.
In addition, it is likely that we will host another Canadian CBTC event at about the same time.
There has been interest in conducting individual meetings around North America in between these events and planning in now underway to achieve this goal.