TranSystems Corporation says: Mike Lackey Joins Board of Directors


Kansas City, Mo. (October 19, 2004.) TranSystems Corporation, an industry leader in unlocking solutions to the transportation challenges facing its clients, announced today that William M. Mike Lackey, P.E., had joined the companys Board of Directors. Over his career, Mike has been one of the most respected leaders in the transportation fields, said Brian Larson, President, Chairman and CEO of TranSystems, not only in the Kansas Department of Transportation where he leaves a legacy of forward-thinking planning and execution, but across the country. His experience and leadership ability is a great addition to our Board and complements the resources we already have in place. Were delighted that such a distinguished member of the transportation community is contributing his expertise in the service of TranSystems shareholders and professionals. Lackey said, I was greatly honored when Brian asked me to join the Board of Directors. I have known the company from its start and Brian for over 25 years. TranSystems is growing, diverse, and well-respected in the engineering community. Im excited to be a part of it. Lackey began his career with the Kansas Highway Commission. At the Kansas Department of Transportation he has served as District Engineer; Bureau Chief of Construction and Management; Division Director of Operations; and Assistant Secretary and State Transportation Engineer. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kansas, a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow and Life Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (where he has served in all elected state offices including President), Chairman-elect of the College of Engineering Advisory Council of Kansas State University and Charter member of the Engineering Hall of Fame. He has served on numerous state, regional and national committees and boards in the transportation industry, and has received several national level awards and honors for work in the field. TranSystems Corporation is among the fastest-growing transportation-focused consulting firms in the nation. TranSystems brings its knowledge, innovation and judgment to bear directly on the clients needs and has become a trusted business advisor to a wide range of clients within the government, carrier and shipper communities. The companys Board of Directors is composed of seven members, all of whom have deep transportation subject matter expertise and significant business leadership experience. Larson notes that Mike Lackeys acceptance of this important role is a testament to the high quality and thoughtful leadership he found already in place on the Board. We now include as Board members three distinguished outside Directors who expand the expertise and leadership resources available to TranSystems as it continues its rapid growth in the transportation sectors of the economy. About TranSystems TranSystems Corporation provides a full spectrum of technical, specialty and industry-specific managerial services addressing the challenges facing its clients both in the United States and abroad. Undeniably aggressive in its goals, TranSystems' vision is grounded in the reality of its range and depth of expertise. Ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine as one of the Top 100 Engineering Design firms, TranSystems' 650 employees are located in 30 offices across the nation.