Lockheed Martin IMS Hires Former USDOT Chief of Staff Michael Huerta To Lead Firm's Transportation Marketing Efforts

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lockheed Martin IMS

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin IMS today announced
 the hiring of Michael Huerta, former chief of staff for the U.S. Department of
 Transportation and former head of the port agencies in both New York City and
 San Francisco.
     Huerta today joined IMS' Transportation Systems and Services division as
 vice president, marketing and business development, bringing to the company
 more than two decades of management experience, including 15 years at senior
 executive levels in the transportation industry.  Based in Washington, DC, he
 will be responsible for expanding IMS' leadership position in intelligent
 transportation marketplaces such as electronic toll collection, commercial
 vehicle operations, and electronic payment systems.
     "Michael Huerta brings IMS an array of hands-on management, consulting,
 and marketing experience in a broad spectrum of high-profile and highly
 competitive transportation venues," said Skip Lee, the senior vice president
 who heads IMS' Transportation Systems and Services division.  "He has
 delivered results at every level -- from the federal government to two of the
 world's greatest ports to the Olympic Games -- and we know he will continue to
 do so for Lockheed Martin IMS."
     Immediately before IMS, Huerta served as a consultant in directing efforts
 to plan and raise funds for $250 million of transportation requirements
 associated with the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Salt Lake City,
 Utah.  To date, his efforts have helped garner more than $200 million in
 Congressional appropriations and grant funding.
     From 1997 to 1998, Huerta was chief of staff for the United States
 Department of Transportation, serving as chief strategist and policy adviser
 to the secretary of transportation.   The preceding four years, Huerta was
 associate deputy secretary and director for the department's Office of
 Intermodalism, where his accomplishments included facilitating financing for
 several high-profile projects, including financing packages for the $2 billion
 Alameda Corridor port access project in Southern California and a mass transit
 link to the San Francisco Airport.
     Before coming to the nation's capital, Huerta served four years as
 executive director of the Port of San Francisco, where he completed a
 strategic plan that led to substantial increases in container shipping volumes
 and oversaw completion of an award-winning public access pier in downtown San
 Francisco.  He also served three years as commissioner of the New York City
 Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce.
     He holds a master's degree in public administration from Princeton
 University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a
 bachelor's degree for the University of California at Riverside.  He and his
 family live in Washington, DC.
     A wholly owned, Washington, DC-based subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin
 Corporation, IMS provides a range of technology-based services to state and
 local government agencies, with a focus on transaction processing, program
 management, and systems integration services. IMS is an industry leader in
 electronic toll collection, and an innovator in commercial vehicle operations,
 offering a range of electronic clearance and credential processing services to
 the trucking industry and government agencies.
     In electronic toll collection, IMS is systems integrator and customer
 service center provider to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the
 Maryland Transportation Authority.   The company is also the E-ZPass customer
 service provider to the New York State Thruway Authority, the Metropolitan
 Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels, the New York State Bridge
 Authority, and the Delaware River Port Authority. The company also provides
 customer services to the Golden Gate Bridge District in San Francisco, and was
 recently awarded a five-year contract by the Delaware River and Bay Authority
 to design, develop, and install an E-ZPass electronic toll collection system
 on the Delaware Memorial Bridge
     In the area of commercial vehicle operations, IMS designed, developed and
 operates the PrePass(TM) weigh station bypass service on behalf of the Heavy
 Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. (HELP), a public-private partnership of
 state officials and trucking industry representatives. PrePass(TM) allows
 trucks to be weighed at highway speeds and have their state-required
 credentials checked electronically without stopping at weigh stations and
 inspection facilities. More than 170,000 trucks are participating in the
 program, which is operational at nearly 150 sites in 21 states.
     IMS also recently entered the transportation smart card realm, with the
 operation of the first transit smart card customer service center under a new
 contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The
 Authority operates Metrorail, one of the nation's leading urban commuter rail
 services.
     Lockheed Martin IMS also specializes in photo enforcement of red light and
 speeding infractions, parking management, child support enforcement, welfare-
 to-work services, and information technology outsourcing.
 
 

SOURCE Lockheed Martin IMS
    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin IMS today announced
 the hiring of Michael Huerta, former chief of staff for the U.S. Department of
 Transportation and former head of the port agencies in both New York City and
 San Francisco.
     Huerta today joined IMS' Transportation Systems and Services division as
 vice president, marketing and business development, bringing to the company
 more than two decades of management experience, including 15 years at senior
 executive levels in the transportation industry.  Based in Washington, DC, he
 will be responsible for expanding IMS' leadership position in intelligent
 transportation marketplaces such as electronic toll collection, commercial
 vehicle operations, and electronic payment systems.
     "Michael Huerta brings IMS an array of hands-on management, consulting,
 and marketing experience in a broad spectrum of high-profile and highly
 competitive transportation venues," said Skip Lee, the senior vice president
 who heads IMS' Transportation Systems and Services division.  "He has
 delivered results at every level -- from the federal government to two of the
 world's greatest ports to the Olympic Games -- and we know he will continue to
 do so for Lockheed Martin IMS."
     Immediately before IMS, Huerta served as a consultant in directing efforts
 to plan and raise funds for $250 million of transportation requirements
 associated with the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Salt Lake City,
 Utah.  To date, his efforts have helped garner more than $200 million in
 Congressional appropriations and grant funding.
     From 1997 to 1998, Huerta was chief of staff for the United States
 Department of Transportation, serving as chief strategist and policy adviser
 to the secretary of transportation.   The preceding four years, Huerta was
 associate deputy secretary and director for the department's Office of
 Intermodalism, where his accomplishments included facilitating financing for
 several high-profile projects, including financing packages for the $2 billion
 Alameda Corridor port access project in Southern California and a mass transit
 link to the San Francisco Airport.
     Before coming to the nation's capital, Huerta served four years as
 executive director of the Port of San Francisco, where he completed a
 strategic plan that led to substantial increases in container shipping volumes
 and oversaw completion of an award-winning public access pier in downtown San
 Francisco.  He also served three years as commissioner of the New York City
 Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce.
     He holds a master's degree in public administration from Princeton
 University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a
 bachelor's degree for the University of California at Riverside.  He and his
 family live in Washington, DC.
     A wholly owned, Washington, DC-based subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin
 Corporation, IMS provides a range of technology-based services to state and
 local government agencies, with a focus on transaction processing, program
 management, and systems integration services. IMS is an industry leader in
 electronic toll collection, and an innovator in commercial vehicle operations,
 offering a range of electronic clearance and credential processing services to
 the trucking industry and government agencies.
     In electronic toll collection, IMS is systems integrator and customer
 service center provider to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the
 Maryland Transportation Authority.   The company is also the E-ZPass customer
 service provider to the New York State Thruway Authority, the Metropolitan
 Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels, the New York State Bridge
 Authority, and the Delaware River Port Authority. The company also provides
 customer services to the Golden Gate Bridge District in San Francisco, and was
 recently awarded a five-year contract by the Delaware River and Bay Authority
 to design, develop, and install an E-ZPass electronic toll collection system
 on the Delaware Memorial Bridge
     In the area of commercial vehicle operations, IMS designed, developed and
 operates the PrePass(TM) weigh station bypass service on behalf of the Heavy
 Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. (HELP), a public-private partnership of
 state officials and trucking industry representatives. PrePass(TM) allows
 trucks to be weighed at highway speeds and have their state-required
 credentials checked electronically without stopping at weigh stations and
 inspection facilities. More than 170,000 trucks are participating in the
 program, which is operational at nearly 150 sites in 21 states.
     IMS also recently entered the transportation smart card realm, with the
 operation of the first transit smart card customer service center under a new
 contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The
 Authority operates Metrorail, one of the nation's leading urban commuter rail
 services.
     Lockheed Martin IMS also specializes in photo enforcement of red light and
 speeding infractions, parking management, child support enforcement, welfare-
 to-work services, and information technology outsourcing.
 
 SOURCE  Lockheed Martin IMS

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