Charlie Quandel is the Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Quandel Consultants. He has more than 35 years of experience as a professional engineer with the last 25 years dedicated to “engineering solutions for transportation systems” for steel wheel/ steel rail and magnetic levitation projects. Recently, he has served as the program/project manager for the nine state consortium for the Midwest Regional Rail System (MWRRS) which is now under development with more than $2.5 Billion in construction. Charlie has also served as project manager or project engineer on more than 30 other high speed, intercity, commuter and light rail programs throughout the United States. Charlie is involved in passenger rail issues with the American Public Transportation Association and Transportation Research Board. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, Delaware, Colorado, Arizona, and Maine. He is a 1969 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.
Bud Quandel is Chairman of Quandel Consultants, and is also Chairman and Chief Executive of Quandel Enterprises, Inc since 1976. Under his leadership, Quandel has grown to operate within a geographical area that encompasses the Mid Atlantic, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, and Midwest region. Quandel is currently involved in the program management or construction of 90 building projects worth more than $1 billion. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Alliance, Mid-Penn Bancorp, and the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board. He is the recipient of the 2002 Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith. He is past president of the Keystone Contractors Association and past chairman of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation. He has lectured at the Pennsylvania State University Architectural & Engineering Department and Bucknell University’s Department of Civil Engineering.
Bob Moore is a Member and Chief Engineer for Quandel Consultants. Bob is licensed as a professional engineer in Illinois and Michigan. He has more than 30 years of experience in the planning and engineering of freight railroads, high speed intercity passenger systems, commuter rail, and light rail and heavy rail mass transit systems. He has served as project manager or project engineer on a variety of rail transportation projects, including Michigan DOT’s High Speed Passenger Rail and Ann Arbor-Detroit Commuter Rail programs, Dearborn’s new John D. Dingell Transit Center passenger rail station, Minnesota DOT’s Hiawatha Light Rail Transit System, Chicago’s planned Central Area Circulator, and Seoul Subway’s Lines 3 and 4. He has written multiple industry technical publications including “The Influence of Policy and Operating Decisions on Systems Elements of the Chicago Circular”, “Corridor Design Issues for the Florida High Speed Rail”, “Lidar Data Acquisition and Mapping for Chicago CREATE Program” and “Design Challenges of the Dearborn-Ypsilanti Double Track Project.” He is an active member of AREMA’s Committee 17: High Speed Rail Systems. He represents APTA on the FRA’s Rail Safety Advisory Committee. Hi is a 1974 graduate of Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984.