Michael Baker International Grows Railroad and Transit Practice with Hiring of Coffey as VP and Deputy National Market Lead
CHICAGO, IL Michael Baker International announces that Ted Coffey, PE, joins the firm as Vice President and Deputy National Market Lead in the Railroad and Transit Practice. In this role, Coffey will oversee Michael Baker's East Coast railroad and transit operations, leading business and strategic development.
Based in Michael Baker's Chicago, Illinois, office, Coffey will work directly with current and potential Class 1 railroads, transit authority clients and state DOT Multimodal Divisions serving as the main relationship manager. As an established rail and public transit professional, he brings to Michael Baker proven capabilities in developing successful client strategies, fostering teaming opportunities and nurturing client relationships. His strong team leadership and project management capabilities have helped him guide proposal teams and strategic partnerships.
"As we look to grow our railroad and transit practice, Ted's demonstrated experience, related to the depth and complexity of his previous projects, gives Michael Baker a strategic leader capable of accomplishing our goals," said Bonnie Shepherd, Senior Vice President and National Market Lead for Michael Baker's Railroad and Transit Practice. "Ted comes to Michael Baker fully versed in our cross-practice collaborative approach, and will team with his counterparts across the company to develop unique approaches to solve customer challenges and deliver value to our existing and new clients."
Coffey has more than 31 years of transportation planning, design and construction experience related to freight rail, rail transit and goods movement. He has managed multimillion dollar projects and studies requiring multi-discipline efforts including: rail bridge and track design; traction power distribution; overhead catenary systems; contact rail; rail signal systems; and related yards and shops.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.