Orme Joins HNTB's Rail Systems Team As Senior Project Manager And Clendennen Joins As Rail Operations Planning Manager
DENVER, CO Jason Orme joins HNTB Corporation's national rail systems team as Senior Project Manager, providing technical oversite with focus on wayside equipment and interface for positive train control systems while Mark Clendennen joins as Rail Operations Planning Manager. Both are based in the firm's Denver, Colorado, office and work with clients nationwide.
Jason Orme, Senior Project Manager
Orme has nearly 20 years of experience in electronics engineering and intelligent control systems. He is a proven validation test team leader, and has extensive domain and product knowledge on wayside and car-borne product lines.
"Great progress has been made in PTC compliance, but there is much work to be done to meet the looming 2018 federal deadline," said Ian Choudri, HNTB National Rail and Transit Business Development Director and Senior Vice President. "Jason provides our clients with technical counsel and expertise as PTC roll out moves through installation and testing."
Prior to joining HNTB, he was a key contributor to the development of the GE Transportation Intelligent Control Systems validation and systems engineering processes and procedures. Additionally, he served as validation test team lead for wayside product developments and on multiple Incremental Train Control System projects.
Orme earned a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology. He has completed several certification and training programs, including Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and wayside railroad signalman training.
Mark Clendennen, Rail Operations Planning Manager
Clendennen has more than 12 years of experience in the railway industry, focusing on commuter and freight, that encompasses a broad range of expertise in railway operations and system integration. He has managed and provided expertise on a variety of railway projects, including commuter rail startup, grade crossings, quiet zones, stations, vehicle maintenance facilities, railroad company coordination, and construction services. Through his extensive project involvement, he also has experience involving preparation of configuration management plans, software management plans, design criteria and standards, railroad company agreements, public outreach, and community design review processes.
"HNTB continues to expand its rail systems expertise and operations to assist transit and rail clients in moving toward compliance with positive train control and consultation on complex projects and programs," said Choudri. "Mark brings a diverse array of leadership and project experience positions him to help our clients achieve their goals."
Prior to joining HNTB, Clendennen served as a project manager for a railroad contractor in Denver, where his responsibilities included planning comprehensive maintenance programs to promote safety. Prior to that, he served as program manager, rail systems and project management for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas. In this role, he led Capital Metro's PTC program, promoting safety, enhancing reliability and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Clendennen studied geology at the University of Texas at Austin.