Saturday, April 23, 2016
Tom Timcho to lead ITS and connected vehicle projects at WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tom Timcho has been named a principal consultant and senior systems engineer in the Columbus, Ohio office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization. In his new position, Mr. Timcho will support federal research efforts as well as state and local deployment and operational projects related to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and connected/automated vehicles.
Timcho has extensive experience leading design, development, deployment, and evaluation projects for ITS and connected vehicle (CV) systems. He comes to WSP|Parsons Brinkerhoff from the Battelle Memorial Institute, where he served as a CV project manager and senior research scientist. He managed or served as technical lead for several large, multi-discipline/multi-contractor teams tasked to design, build, test, and deploy CV technologies. He also led or supported numerous CV prototype and field demonstration projects, including major components of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot model deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan; multiple USDOT dynamic mobility application (DMA) program prototype deployments, including Seattle, Washington, Columbus, Ohio and Orlando, Florida; and support of USDOT CV test beds in southeast Michigan, Northern Virginia, and other locations throughout the country.
“Tom has spent his career delivering innovative solutions across industries and brings unparalleled hands-on experience in the development and deployment of connected vehicle technologies,” says Scott Shogan, connected/automated vehicle market leader for WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. “His addition to our team will strengthen our connected/automated vehicles practice and support the success of our clients.” WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff is involved in connected and automated vehicle technology and the deployment of ITS systems, with expertise in the roadside infrastructure necessary to enable advanced communications and computing for vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity.
Timcho received a bachelor of science in electronic engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology, and a master of science in computer science from Franklin University. He is a member of the Project Management Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Society of Automotive Engineers.
WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, an engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, and various environmental experts, work for the organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.wsp-pb.com/usa