Southern California’s Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle announced the addition of Frank Castellon as the agency’s chief safety, security & compliance officer. The appointment is Kettle’s fourth executive leadership selection as CEO of the region’s passenger rail service.
Castellon brings more than 17 years of transit and systems safety experience. In his career, he has overseen and implemented programs that improved safety protocols and hazard recognition processes to achieve a proactive safety culture.
Castellon’s previous railroad experience includes TriMet, as director, safety and security; Phoenix Valley Metro as manager, safety and security; LA Metro as sr. safety specialist; and Bombardier Transportation North American as regional manager, systems safety.
Most recently, Castellon was VP, environmental, health, safety, and quality for Peak Utility Service Group. There he was responsible for strategy and compliance of operations management, and fulfilment through governance, data analytics, strategic planning, and policy development.