2200 Powell St., Ste 300

Emeryville, CA 94608

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Meet Some Key TSE Team Members

Alberto Fernandez

Founder

"I am proud of the innovative technological solutions and diverse range of large-scale rail transit projects TSE has completed since we began in 1997. Our experienced TSE team is world-class and dedicated to quality, integrity, safety and on-time delivery of high-end engineering solutions."

Paul Van Der Wel

Sr. Vice President & Operations Manager

paul.vanderwel@tseinc.us

Paul has 20-plus years of engineering experience in the management of rail transit projects.  His expertise includes program management, project management, client support, personnel recruitment, development and training, as well as building effective engineering and support teams to meet clients' needs.

Jerry Furman

Program Manager

jerry.furman@tseinc.us

Jerry has 28 years experience working on a diverse array of nationwide transit system projects, as a designer, integrator and contractor. He has managed multi-discipline projects from preliminary design through testing, startup and commissioning. Projects include: LAX Expo, BART to SFO, BART to San Jose (Berryessa Extension). 

Mario Cabael

Traction Power Engineer

mario.cabael@tseinc.us

Mario has over 45 years of transit engineering experience and 12 years of experience with TSE serving as Project Engineer, Lead Traction Power Engineer, and Field Support Engineer. He has participated on two of the three BART extensions projects: DPX and CSX.

Dorian Rufus

Sr. Signal Engineer

dorian.rufus@tseinc.us

Dorian has over 17 years experience in control and signaling design, construction and testing on rail projects nationwide. Among his several transit projects, he helped design train control for the Warm Springs BART extension, a Design/Build contract conforming to  new BART standards.  

David Coury

Sr. Signal & Systems Engineer

david.coury@tseinc.us

David has over 38 years experience in transit engineering and management, specializing in signaling design and procurement through all phases, as well as comprehensive review of testing reports and results. His expertise includes design of advanced communications-based train control systems and integration of those systems.

Brian Seamount

Sr. Project Manager/Engineer

brian.seamount@tseinc.us

Brian brings over 30 years experience to TSE, with knowledge of the transit systems industry including alternative delivery methods (Design/Build, Bid/Build, CM/GC) and project implementation experience on rail transit systems – BART, Caltrain, Sacramento RT and SFMTA.

Rodney McClean

Sr. Systems Engineer

rodney.mcclean@tseinc.us

Rodney is a Master Electrician and Electrical Engineer with over 40 years of experience with multi‐million dollar projects and hundreds of personnel. He has performed engineering services for construction of many large‐scale facilities, including SFO Airport, BART extension into SFO, Amtrak and Caltrain.

Michael Flanagan

Sr. Communications & Systems Engineer

michael.flanagan@tseinc.us

Michael has spent 48 years designing, installing and testing communications systems for rail transit systems. His vast experience includes BART's Warm Springs, San Jose, and Dublin/Pleasanton extensions. He also had a lead role in the Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill gap breaker station project, and SFO Extension.

Terry Thoene

Sr. Project Manager

terry.thoene@tseinc.us

Terry has over 19 years of experience in Project Management, Systems Integration, Systems Engineering and Design and installation oversight in multiple facets of the communications and rail industry. 

Patrick Tran

Sr. Signal Engineer

patrick.tran@tseinc.us

Patrick has over 20 years of professional engineering experience in train control systems for heavy rail transit systems with specialization in design, equipment construction, computer hardware and software development, construction management, testing, commissioning, inspecting, and placing train control systems into revenue service.

Stephen Falk

Sr. Programmer/Signal Engineer

stephen.falk@tseinc.us

Stephen has over 22 years of professional engineering and management experience in train control and rail transit systems, specializing in design, hardware and software development, construction management, testing, commissioning, train control systems into revenue service.

Mike Kozlowski

Sr. Communications Engineer

mike.kozlowski@tseinc.us

Mike has 30 years experience in wireless communications, regulatory engineering, project and personnel management, and technical consulting. Recent projects include: San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s (SFMTA) legacy communications systems, within the MUNI Metro Subway, and CTA.

Robert MacDonald

Sr. Project Manager

robert.macdonald@tseinc.us

Bob brings over 37 years of experience and expertise in the design of transit signal and communications systems. He is recognized as a national leader in state-of-the-art signal technologies and has provided a variety of expert services to major rail transit systems nationwide.

Forrest Erickson

Sr. Systems Engineer

forrest.erickson@tseinc.us

Forrest is an experienced Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the rail transit industry, specializing in communications systems. He is highly skilled in AutoCAD, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 3D Design using BIM/SolidWorks, Systems Engineering and Six Sigma.

Brendan Doss

Sr. Project Manager

brendan.doss@tseinc.us

Brendan has 38 years of experience in Engineering Design, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Software Applications Development, and Computer Networking, integrating multi-vendor technologies into automated systems.

Kevin Nishinaga

Sr. Systems Engineer

kevin.nishinaga@tseinc.us

Kevin has extensive engineering experience in automated public transportation: Train control software design specifications, field testing CBTC systems, and analyses for advanced transit corridor studies. Kevin is also a recognized expert in vehicle control software and vehicle-based switching.

Walter Stamirowski

Sr. Prog. Manager/Systems Engineer

walt.stamirowski@tseinc.us

Walter has over 40 years of relevant hands-on systems design and construction management experience on Class 1 railroads, heavy rail, light rail and DMU rail transit projects. 

Stanley Feinsod

Business Development Manager

stanley.feinsod@tseinc.us

Stanley is a rail transit specialist with over 25 years experience as a project development and operations consultant, at an agency and with the federal government. He has been a Project Manager on major task order contracts and assists TSE with new projects, teaming arrangements and areas for expansion.