Board Role: At-Large
VP and CIO, TTX
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The Information Technology (I.T.) Department delivers information and communication services and systems that support TTX and its business partners throughout the rail industry. Computer technology has long been essential to the company's operations, permitting TTX to track each car, determine responsibility for car hire payments, monitor the movement of cars to and from maintenance shops, record the maintenance history of each car and manage the multilevel fleet. The department works closely with other departments to deliver innovative Internet-based applications and services. I.T. supports an extensive private network connecting headquarters with repair shops, field maintenance operations, regional distribution centers and key business partners.
Prior to joining TTX, Mr. Schinelli had been Vice President of Rail Systems for Wachovia Corporation/First Union Rail where he was responsible for the strategic development of the computer systems for several of the businesses within Wachovia including their railroad fleet.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Mathematics and his Masters in Operations Research. Additionally, he has completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in the Operations Research Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 1992 he left the Air Force and Joined the Association of American Railroads as Manager of Information Systems with the multi-level Reload Project. When TTX assumed responsibility for the Reload Project, Mr. Schinelli joined TTX as Manager of Operations Research in 1995 and remained in that role until he joined First Union in 1997 as Vice President, Rail Systems.