Gus brings more than 20 years of work in aviation and 20 years of work in railroad engineering from the perspectives of designer and user. As a pilot, construction engineer, and maintenance-of-way supervisor, Gus is uniquely qualified to provide accurate and realistic assessments of planning, design, construction, and inspection of airports and railroads.
As the manager of an airside aviation design firm, Gus provided technical supervision, client liaison, and project administration on more than 150 airport projects. He led design and engineering teams in a variety of projects including airport planning, runway and taxiway construction, and airport lighting.
Gus has been involved with Class I and Class III railroads and major transit systems in a variety of railroad engineering positions including engineering director for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority as well as consulting engineering and track supervisor roles for Penn Central. Gus designed and provided construction management for track structure, station and bridge repairs, and yard track improvements. He also conducted track inspections and performed maintenance.
Gus is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Indiana and the District of Columbia. He holds a private pilot’s license for single-engine aircraft. Gus is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. He volunteers his time with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Civil Air Patrol.