Board of Advisors  

Members of our Board of Advisors offer assistance and advice to our senior management team, providing our senior management team with the opportunity to access skill sets and perspectives complementing their own. Members of our Board of Advisors do not provide any services to our clients, have no liability, and are not involved in the activities of APM Consulting.

Jim Fletcher, P.E. has demonstrated project management experience in design, planning and implementation for transit and transportation projects nationally and internationally exemplified by his work as Project Director for the Automated Transit Systems at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and as Technical Project Manager of Schedule Risk Assessment for the Seismic Retrofit of the Suspension Span for the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.   Jim has managed structural design for Intelligent Transportation System support structures including dynamic message signs and camera supports.   Jim has been an innovator in specialist transit systems with over 25 years of experience in ropeway propulsion systems including major urban systems in New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Mr. Fletcher has been a major contributor in the development of national standards for Transit.   For over 20 years he has been a member of the American National Standards (ANSI), B77.1 Committee for Passenger Ropeway Systems and has served on the ANSI-ASCE Committee for Automated People Mover (APM) systems for over 10 years.   He has served as one of the charter members of the steering committee that formed the APM Standards Committee.   During that time, he led the working group that drafted the Propulsion and Braking section of the standard and was on the working group that developed the Guideway section.    Further, he was a major contributor to the working group that developed the Automatic Train Control section.   The ASCE-APM Standards Committee has representatives from around the world and thus truly represents a consensus process.


Raymond H. Shepherd retired from CSX Transportation as the Senior Manager of Purchasing after more than 35 years of service.   Mr. Shepherd held many positions throughout his career with Chessie/CSX including Assistant Director of Materials Management.

Today Mr. Shepherd is President of R.H. Shepherd Consultants, headquartered near Pittsburgh, PA.   The firm specializes in personnel organization, manpower utilization, logistical evaluations, purchasing and materials management analysis, facility utilization, office and procedure analysis, warehouse layout and space utilization, training, and personnel guidance.


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