Marcia S. Shapiro, President of Marine Tiger Technologies, began her career as a public administrator working for the City of Paterson, NJ where she spearheaded the transition from paper based data management to the application of computer-based systems to manage city operations. After leaving the public sector, Marcia joined Computran Systems where she managed the delivery of traffic control systems and ITS projects across the US. In 1998, Marcia joined Spear Technologies, where she led the implementation of a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) for MTA NYCT Department of Subways. Marcia currently supports transit clients in assessing compliance with MAP-21 and the FAST Act and serves as an instructor for the National Transit Institute’s Introduction to Transit Asset Management course. She has presented on the benefits of asset management at both APTA and WTS Annual Meetings and recently co-authored a paper published by TRB entitled GIS Concept of Operations as a First Step Toward Total Enterprise Management: Metro-North Commuter Rail Case Study.
Ed Tella leads our asset management and business consulting practice. Ed has over 25 years of EAM experience, starting with the implementation of asset management and plant information systems for utility and transportation sector clients. Since 1997, Ed has focused on public transit, serving as Product Manager at Spear Technologies, Product Manager at Infor Global Solutions, and Industry Solution Leader for Global Travel and Transportation at IBM. At Marine Tiger Technologies, Ed has applied his extensive knowledge of the rail and bus industry to the assessment of MAP-21, FAST Act and ISO-55001 compliance for multiple transit agencies including MTA Long Island Railroad, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Ed excels at the development of conceptual designs and business requirements for the implementation of technology solutions to support transit and transportation operations.
Doreen Bartoldus leads our program and construction management practice. Doreen is a licensed PE and Certified Construction Manager with experience in design, quality control, inspection and testing, and project management for complex, multi-phase, multi-prime construction contracts primarily for water and wastewater projects. Doreen has overseen all aspects of construction projects from procurement to closeout and is a subject matter expert in risk management, cost management and time management processes. Her technical skills include Primavera P-3 and P-6, and Contract Manager, Constructware and Submittal Exchange and she has worked with E-Builder, 3D AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks. Prior to joining MTT, Doreen was the Executive PM/CM for various upgrade projects within Grand Central Terminal for Metro North Railroad and a Project Principal for NYC DEP’s project to update the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plan. Doreen is currently teaching Advanced Project Controls for the Built Environment to graduate students at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Construction Management Program.
Harold I. Herstein, an electrical engineer with subject matter expertise in systems architecture, systems integration, and communications engineering, leads our ITS and systems engineering practice. Harry has developed project specifications for system procurement, communication and interface requirements between subsystems and to field devices, as well as comprehensive test programs and brings over forty years of experience designing computer-based transportation management systems. Before joining MTT, Harry provided construction support and inspection services to New York City DOT on its ITS projects for the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges.
Gregg A. Rosenstein leads our training, documentation and data analysis practice. Over the course of his career in information technology, Gregg has served in many roles including that of data analyst, technical trainer, technical writer, technical support manager, and database administrator. As a training specialist for the NYC Department of Education, Gregg built and maintained web-based client training environments; provided instructor-led technical training both in-person and via WebEx; and developed training materials to support the rollout of SESIS, DOE’s Special Education Student Information System. Since joining Marine Tiger Technologies, Gregg has managed the delivery of training and documentation to SEPTA in support of its new fare payment system, conducted data analysis for the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and designed and executed a training program for NYC Department of Transportation’s new Sign Information Management System.
William T. Van Zilen is a Business Analyst and Project Manager with 15 years of business analysis and design experience for both the public and private sector IT projects. His strengths include business analysis, process modeling, requirements analysis, SDLC, software training and software testing. Bill recently developed a requirements document to support the design and development of a computer-based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) reporting, recordkeeping, and permit tracking system for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. He has also developed data collection strategies for NY MTA to meet new FTA for capital asset reporting and developed documentation for the Port Authority’s Asset Management Project. Bill is currently MTT’s Technical Lead for NJTPA’s Shared Transportation Data Mobile Application project and MTA Metro North Railroad’s project on GIS-Property Management Integration.