WILMERDING, Pa. – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric Company, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the Clinton administration and earlier was senior majority counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
“We are delighted to have Don join Wabtec to elevate the company’s profile as our public transportation, freight rail and industrial portfolio expands globally,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer. “Don’s deep expertise with transportation policy and his distinguished former government service will significantly strengthen Wabtec’s standing both in Washington and around the world.”
Prior to joining GE, Itzkoff was a partner with Nossaman LLP and also with Foley & Lardner LLP. Itzkoff holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for the public transportation, freight rail and industrial markets. Wabtec has nearly 20,000 employees across more than 100 manufacturing plants, service centers and other sites around the world, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Wabtec traces its origin to the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, founded by American innovator George Westinghouse in 1869, and today is still headquartered at the same manufacturing campus built by Westinghouse just east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.