August 5, 2013 Amtrak Names Armando Silva Chief, Operations Research and Planning

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak has named Armando Silva, chief of operations research and planning effective August 5. He reports directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations and is based in Washington, D.C.

As chief, Armando leads a team responsible for the development of Amtrak schedules, fleet plans, terminal operating plans and operations processes. In collaboration with Operations managers, he will analyze problems, develop and implement solutions, and track performance.

Working with the business lines, he is to create more efficient operating plans that maximize the productivity of assets and minimize costs, and streamline and improve operations at terminals, stations, yards and facilities. Customer safety and satisfaction are key missions.

Armando has 30 years of experience in the transportation industry with a concentration in aviation. He previously worked at American Airlines where he served in a number of roles including: managing director, operations research and decision support; vice president, Sabre decision Technologies/Sabre Technology Solutions, Sabre, Inc.; senior director/director of decision technologies in Paris; and senior consultant/director decision technologies.

Prior to joining American Airlines, Armando was on the technical staff of The Mitre Corporation and spent time as a research assistant in the flight transportation laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He holds a Master’s of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and a Bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria in Lima, Peru.

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