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New York MTA names new COO

Posted on November 22, 2019

Mario Péloquin
Mario Péloquin
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) selected Mario Péloquin as COO as it pursues an historic transformation to modernize all aspects of business and operations for the first time in over 50 years.

Péloquin is a senior executive with more than 30 years of expertise in the transportation and rail industry. He brings with him a range of experience in senior leadership roles as a transit regulatory manager, building and operating a new light rail system, and managing the transportation business line for premier global companies.

As COO, Péloquin will be responsible for day-to-day coordination of operations, and leading the MTA’s team of agency presidents so it can continue to deliver gains in performance and maintain a “laser-sharp” focus on safety, reliability, and customer experience. Mario will also work closely with the MTA senior leadership team and agency presidents to ensure operating agencies have the resources they need and provide management and focus to further build a performance management culture.

Péloquin most recently served as SVP at SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based company with offices in over 50 countries providing engineering, procurement, and construction services across infrastructure and clean power. At SNC-Lavalin, Péloquin led business development for the infrastructure construction division, where he optimized business processes to drive growth strategies for rail and transit as well as created the company’s first General Infrastructure Group.

Prior to that, Péloquin served as the president/CEO at Thales Transport & Security Inc. Péloquin oversaw all aspects of the company’s transportation business line, including business development, design, and project delivery. Péloquin has served as GM for Nova Bus and managed the transportation business line for the Canadian arm of Siemens as well as the transit business line for AECOM in Canada.

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