TranSystems Corporation Names Schmidt as New Business Leader


Kansas City, Mo. (July 29, 2004) TranSystems Corporation, an industry leader in providing solutions to the transportation challenges of its clients, announced today that Thomas Schmidt had joined the company as Vice President in its Jacksonville, Florida and Chicago, Illinois office. Schmidt, formerly Vice President, Engineering of CSX Transportation, brings a wealth of rail industry experience to the role. Toms impressive background in all aspects of the freight rail industry provides a perfect fit for TranSystems, and confirms our place in the first tier of providers of engineering and consulting services to the industry, said Brian Larson, President, Chairman and CEO of TranSystems. Were delighted to have brought such a key industry leader on board. Tom will provide a unique depth of insight and understanding to our clients needs. Schmidt brings a broad background of experience in railway and industrial engineering, management, operations, regulatory issues, government relations, capital/strategic planning, labor relations, safety, mergers and acquisitions, and procurement. As Vice President, Engineering for CSX Transportation, Schmidt held responsibility for all track, signal, bridge and building maintenance and construction throughout the CSX system. In his new role, Schmidt will be responsible for coordinating railroad and multimodal projects throughout the eastern United States. He will be intimately involved with the planning efforts associated with the Chicago CREATE rail improvement program. He may be reached at (904)245-6500. Schmidt serves on the Board of Governors of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association, and has served two terms as Director of the American Railway Engineering Association. He received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and his Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University. About TranSystems TranSystems Corporation's goal is to provide a full spectrum of technical, specialty and industry-specific managerial services to address the transportation 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. Services to the freight railroad industry comprise one of the major market sectors for the company. Ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine as one of the top Engineering Design, Transportation and Pure Designers firms in the country, TranSystems 650 employees are located in 30 offices across the nation.