Icomera has named Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal as president of Icomera US Inc. He will be responsible for the operation of the North American business, which serves national, regional, and intercity rail, transit, and road markets.
Lopez-Bernal will lead a team of 50 engineers and analysts across the region, working with clients to identify gaps in the passenger experience, revisiting the value proposition, and offering an understanding of how wireless communications and related applications can be leveraged by transport operators to help the industry.
Lopez-Bernal described his excitement at the opportunity to lead the Icomera team in the U.S. and Canada.
“We have a great responsibility to actively manage our clients’ technologies to drive customer satisfaction and increase transit ridership and retention,” he says. “As we migrate towards a new, digital future, we will help modernize the transport technology segment to drive strategic changes that lead to new opportunities and operational efficiencies.”
‘Proven success record’
Before this appointment, Lopez-Bernal served two years as Icomera’s regional vice president of sales and marketing and four years as sales director of road and transit markets.
He previously spent a decade as a consultant with TranSystems, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, and the Corradino Group. He holds degrees in civil engineering and urban and environmental policy and planning.
Lopez-Bernal, who is a member of the Commuter Rail Coalition, also will sit on the Icomera Global Management Team. The group is tasked with influencing corporate strategy and providing market insight about the next generation of products.
In 2021, Gabriel was selected as a Mass Transit Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree.
“Gabriel has a proven success record in the transportation technology sector,” said Icomera CEO Magnus Friberg. “Over the past seven years at Icomera, he has channeled his innate enthusiasm into making a positive difference for transit operators and the traveling public. He understands the balance between the passenger experience and operational needs of a transportation operator, ensuring that the collective partnership derives the maximum value.”