Icomera announced Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal as president of Icomera U.S.
Lopez-Bernal will responsible for the operational management of the North American business, serving national, regional, and intercity rail, transit, and road markets, according to Icomera.
Icomera said Lopez-Bernal will lead the team of 50 engineers and analysts located across the region, working collaboratively with clients to identify gaps in the passenger experience, revisiting the value proposition, and offering an understanding of how wireless communications and related applications can be leveraged by transport operators to affect the industry.
"Gabriel has a proven success record in the transportation technology sector. Over the last seven years at Icomera, he has channeled his innate enthusiasm into making a positive difference in the industry for transit operators and the traveling public," said Magnus Friberg, CEO of Icomera. "He understands the balance between the passenger experience and operational needs of a transportation operator, ensuring that the collective partnership derives the maximum value."
Prior to this appointment, Lopez-Bernal served two years as Icomera’s regional VP of sales & marketing and four years as sales director of road and transit markets, according to the company's news release. He previously collectively spent a decade as a consultant with TranSystems, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, and the Corradino Group. Lopez-Bernal holds degrees in civil engineering and urban and environmental policy and planning.
Icomera said Lopez-Bernal is an active member of the Commuter Rail Coalition and will now also sit on the company's Global Management Team, tasked with influencing corporate strategy and providing market insight regarding the next generation of products and solutions.
"We have a great responsibility to actively manage our clients’ technologies to drive customer satisfaction and increase transit ridership and retention," said Lopez-Bernal. "As we migrate towards a new, digital future, we will help modernize the transport technology segment to drive strategic changes that lead to new opportunities and operational efficiencies.”