Winners of ITS America Hall of Fame Award announced at ITSA2016
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David St Amant and Robert E Skinner have been named as the ITS America Hall of Fame Award winners for 2016.
Established to recognise members whose contributions to the profession and service to ITS America has been significant, substantial and long-standing, inductees are selected annually based on their position as a thought leader in the ITS field and a champion of the ITS vision.
St Amant and Skinner will be inducted during the ITS America 2016 San José Board of Directors meeting on Sunday June 12.
David St Amant is Econolite Group President and C00, the umbrella company of Econolite, Econolite Canada, Aegis ITS, Safetran and Arroyo Holdings de Mexico. He oversees the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, business and product development, human resources, and public policy. He leads the continued development of strategic partnerships, ensuring Econolite Group delivers best-in-class products and services to the ITS marketplace.
St. Amant has served as Chair of the Transportation Sector for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA); Chairman of the Board of Directors for ITS America; a founding member and currently Co-Chair of the Mobility Transformation Center, University of Michigan Leadership Circle; and a member of the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2IDC) Executive Committee.
Robert E. Skinner spent 30 years advancing transportation initiatives through his service with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He joined TRB as Senior Program Officer in 1983, became the Director of its Studies and Special Programs Division in 1986 and in 1994 was appointed Executive Director, a position he held until retirement in January 2015.
In his capacity as Executive Director, Skinner addressed a wide range of research and policy issues and transportation challenges facing the nation including highway design, highway safety, truck size and weight regulations, high-speed passenger rail, maritime transportation policies, and airline deregulation.