Mezger previously served as executive VP and CFO at Anuvu since 2019, where he was responsible for finance, people services, legal, supply chain, and information technology.

Transportation Transitions: New appointments and departures

April 5, 2024
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Orbcomm, and Clore Automotive recently experienced leadership changes.

Transportation Under Secretary for Policy Carlos Monje Jr. to depart

Following more than three years at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Under Secretary for Policy Carlos Monje Jr. announced he will depart the agency in April.

“Since the first day of this administration, Carlos has provided wise counsel and expertise on historic actions to create a stronger, more equitable, more sustainable transportation system—including the development and passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law itself,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "Carlos is a great colleague whose intellect, work ethic, humor, and character will be missed—but the culture and team that he helped build will serve us well going forward, and we all wish him the best for the future.”

Appointed by President Biden in 2021 and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, Monje helped lead the effort at DOT to conceive and implement the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. The package contained the first climate title, the first funding program dedicated to stitching back together communities divided by highways, and the largest public transit investment in American history. The Partnership for Public Service recognized the DOT’s implementation team with a Service to America medal, the highest honor for career civil servants. Monje led the team that put climate, equity, safety, and transformational technology concerns back at the center of DOT’s work.

“It has been the honor of my career to work with President Biden and Secretary Buttigieg to rebuild not only the infrastructure that keeps our nation moving but also Americans’ faith that democracy can deliver for them,” said Monje. "The world-class public servants at DOT will continue building a better country for all of our children, including my own. I look forward to telling my kids, Sebastian, Leonel, and Louisa, stories of their successes in terms of bridges built, freight bottlenecks cleared, and communities connected to opportunity.”

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Orbcomm announces Christian Mezger as new CFO

Orbcomm, a global supply chain IoT technology provider, recently announced that Christian Mezger has joined the company as chief financial officer. With his extensive experience as a global technology executive, Mezger is enthusiastic about the opportunity to help drive team excellence.

“I’m delighted to welcome Christian to the Orbcomm team. With a proven track record in private equity, driving profitable growth, and enhancing organizational efficiency, Christian brings a wealth of experience to our team,” said Sameer Agrawal, Orbcomm’s CEO. “I’m excited about the significant contributions Christian will make to our organization, propelling us towards even greater success.”

In his new role, Mezger will support the CEO and manage the company’s finance, global supply chain, and information technology teams.

“Orbcomm represents an exciting opportunity for me to partner with Sameer and the management team as we embark on our journey of value creation,” said Mezger. “I am thrilled to contribute to driving the next phase and enhancing our financial and operational discipline.”

Dan Lucas appointed VP of sales at Clore Automotive

Clore Automotive recently appointed Dan Lucas as VP of sales. With a collaborative history spanning two decades together, Dan’s transition to Clore Automotive is a natural progression.

“Having had the opportunity to work with Dan over the past 20 years, I have witnessed firsthand his dedication to customer satisfaction and driving results,” said Kirk Clore, president of Clore Automotive. “Dan’s decision to join our team is a testament to the exciting journey we are on and the collaborative culture we foster at Clore Automotive.”

The company said that Lucas will strengthen Clore Automotive’s market position and drive strategic initiatives forward in his new role.

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