Iselin, NJ — Michael A. Salvato has joined Mott MacDonald as Vice President of Infrastructure Advisory Practices. He is based in the company’s North American headquarters in Iselin.
Before joining Mott MacDonald, Salvato had a 20-year career with the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Since 2011, he has championed the Enterprise Asset Management Program at the MTA. This executive-level transformation initiative was first set up under the President of New York City Transit.
From 2015 to 2018, Salvato served as the Director and Program Executive for Enterprise Information and Asset Management at MTA’s headquarters, introducing new asset management practices and information technologies across five operating agencies, capital construction, and MTA’s IT Department.
“Mott MacDonald is a world leader in infrastructure advisory services, and Michael Salvato will be invaluable in extending this record of achievement,” said Nick DeNichilo, President and CEO of Mott MacDonald in North America. “More and more, our North American clients require strong asset management support to get the most value from their constrained infrastructure budgets.”
While at the MTA, Salvato led analyses to determine the economic value of the MTA’s physical assets, benchmark the transportation system, and develop evidence of the MTA’s economic, environmental, and social value to the region. He established and oversaw a $500 million portfolio of improvement projects for buses, subways, commuter rail, bridges, and tunnels, as well as the MTA’s supply chain and information technology systems. The replacement cost of the MTA’s physical assets has been estimated to be $1 trillion.
Salvato created new Communities of Practice in the areas of asset management, reliability, continuous improvement, and change management, allowing agencies to share knowledge and accelerate bottom-up organizational change. More than 1,500 people were trained in maintenance, reliability, asset management, Lean Six Sigma, and change management. Before setting up the Asset Management Program, Salvato was an internal consultant, helping various departments improve performance, lower cost and reduce risk through procedural and cost reviews, business process improvements, and organizational change management.