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Cubic Announces Exec Changes at Transportation Systems Arm; Matt Newsome, Matt Cole Comment

CubicLogoCubic‘s (NASDAQ: CUB) transportation systems subsidiary has promoted Dave Blue and Rasheed Behrooznia and transferred Pradip Mistry as part of leadership changes in the company’s sales, engineering and research and development businesses.

Blue will serve as vice president of sales and account management while Behrooznia will be VP of engineering for the Americas, the latter replacing Mistry, who will be VP for global R&D,  the company said Thursday.

Blue previously worked as director of strategic accounts and director of sales and marketing for North America at Cubic and in product development and management and other sales and marketing roles at several payment services companies.

“He’ll be responsible for building growth in the Americas in support of our NextCity vision for the integration of all forms of transportation through payment and information technology and services, ” said Matt Newsome, senior VP and general manager for the Americas at Cubic Transportation Systems.

Behrooznia formerly served as senior principal software engineer at Cubic, engineering product program manager at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a software engineer at other technology and government firms.

He succeeds Mistry, who will now lead Cubic’s global efforts to develop new technology and capabilities for the transportation business.

“[Mistry is] taking up a pivotal role in helping us define new technologies that will solve customer challenges and enable them to deliver on the customer experience expectations of their ridership, ” said Matt Cole, executive VP for strategy, business development and diversification at Cubic Transportation Systems.

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