Charles Hoppesch is a Principal and Rail Operations Manager at Quandel Consultants. Charles began his rail transportation career in 2007 with the goal of expanding the nation’s public transportation systems. Charles joined Quandel Consultants in 2012 after multiple years of experience with railroad alignment and signal design, program management and construction management. Charles’s wide-ranging experience made him a valuable member of the growing Quandel Consultants team. At Quandel Consultants, Charles adapted his skills to develop Rail Traffic Controller computer simulation models, problem solve engineering challenges, develop designs and lead teams of engineers. As Quandel Consultants continues to grow and adapt to the needs of their clients, Charles will continue to play a vital role in the company’s success. Charles received a BSCE from Michigan Tech and is registered as a professional engineer in Illinois and Michigan.