Mr. Marcheschi was appointed Chief Engineering Officer for Metra in February 2014. In this role he directs the nearly 700 employees responsible for the railroad’s capital construction projects, communications as well as for the maintenance and construction of all signal and electrical systems, track and bridges and stations, parking and other facilities owned by Metra.
Marcheschi joined Metra in 1987 as a Communications Engineer and was promoted to Director of Communications in 1990. In that role, he was responsible for planning, implementation and maintenance of all communications systems used by the railroad. Since 1991, the communications department, under his leadership, has helped the railroad save more than $28 million in capital and operating expenses by bringing communication system design and installation functions in-house and other cost-cutting measures.
He holds Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering Technology (BSEET) degree from the DeVry Institute of Technology and has earned certifications in, project/time management, crisis management, PTA/ITS project management and quality management plans/quality assurance procedures.