Meet Our Team Leaders
Our leadership team is committed to the mission of “Saving Lives through Improved Mobility.”
Mr. Mohaddes was appointed Econolite’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on June 8, 2022. Prior to that, he served Econolite as its President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) since January 2017 where he helped transform the organization into a premier and robust technology organization focused on Traffic management products and services.
Mr. Mohaddes has over 30 years of experience in the application of technology in transportation systems, including traffic management, communication, traveler information, systems integration, transit, and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV). He is a recognized expert in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and has over 70 publications and presentations at industry organizations around the world.
After serving the City of Dallas, Texas as a Traffic Engineer, and several years of consulting practice, Mr. Mohaddes co-founded Meyer, Mohaddes Associates in 1991. This Los Angeles-based, firm focused on the application of technology in traffic management and systems planning, which later merged with Iteris, Inc. As the former CEO of Iteris, Mr. Mohaddes led the transformation and substantial growth of the company into a software-based traffic management information technology organization through organic growth and acquisition.
Mr. Mohaddes is a founding member and former Chairman of ITS America, where in 2015, he was inducted into its hall of fame. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and a former member of its Executive Committee. For the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), Mr. Mohaddes is a former Chairman and member of its Board of Trustees. He is an Institute of Transportation Engineer’s Fellow as well as a member of the University of California Irvine, Chancellor’s CEO Roundtable. Mr. Mohaddes is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). He is also serving as a member of the Board of Directors for ITS World Congress.
Mike Doyle, J.D.
Mike Doyle, J.D.
Mr. Doyle was appointed Econolite’s Chairman on June 8, 2022, and currently serves on the Umovity Advisory Board as an Observer. Prior to that, he served as Econolite Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a position he had held since acquiring the company in January 1978 as part of a private partnership acquisition. Under Mr. Doyle’s leadership, Econolite expanded to meet the demands of many aspects of the transportation market, offering innovative products and services from Econolite, Econolite Canada, Econolite Systems, and CAVita.
Mr. Doyle is a former Chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and spent many years serving on the ITSA Board of Directors and Leadership Circle. In 2013, he was inducted into the ITSA Hall of Fame. Outside of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry, Mr. Doyle spent many years as Chair of the Huntington Medical Research Institute in Pasadena, CA. He is also a founding partner in the law firm Stone & Doyle (Pasadena, CA). Mr. Doyle is licensed to practice law before the State Bar of California and is a member of the State Bars of Georgia, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Prior to acquiring Econolite, Mr. Doyle was a partner with Alexander Grant & Company (now Grant Thornton, Chicago, IL), a leading global independent audit, tax, and advisory firm. Mr. Doyle holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Cincinnati, Ohio). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH).
John W. Tracey is Econolite’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tracey is responsible for the Company’s worldwide finance organization, which includes managing acquisitions, guiding corporate strategy, administering tax planning, accounting and reporting, and overseeing internal audit programs. Mr. Tracey brings three decades of corporate accounting and tax experience to Econolite.
In addition to his responsibilities at Econolite, Mr. Tracey is a member of the Marshall Business School Alumni Association, University of Southern California. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), as well as a licensed certified public accountant. Mr. Tracey has also served as the President of the School Board for St. Philip the Apostle School (Pasadena, Calif.).
Prior to joining Econolite, Mr. Tracey was most recently a Managing Partner with the financial planning and accounting firm Lucas, Horsfall, Murphy & Pindroh, LLP (Pasadena, Calif.). Before that, he was with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
Mr. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Alice Cook is Econolite’s General Counsel responsible for partnering with the Company’s business unit leaders to enhance business strategies while managing and mitigating legal risks. Ms. Cook oversees legal affairs throughout the organization, provides internal legal guidance and support, and acts as a liaison with outside counsel. She is a member of the State Bar of Colorado and is Registered In-House Counsel with the State Bar of California.
Ms. Cook has multi-functional and diverse legal experience, most recently in her role as Econolite’s Associate General Counsel, and formerly as co-owner and in-house counsel for Swis Tire & Automotive, Inc. (Denver, CO), as well as a litigator for the international law firm, Morrison & Foerster (Denver, CO). In addition, Ms. Cook was a member of the board of directors for a privately-held community bank and has served on boards for various non-profit organizations.
Ms. Cook holds a Juris Doctorate (Sturm College of Law) and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. In addition, she earned a professional mediation certificate through the University College, University of Denver. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (Construction Law, Intellectual Property Law, and In-House Counsel Sections) and the American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section).
Charles Toth is Econolite Canada’s (an Econolite company) Chief Operating Officer. In this position since 2006, Mr. Toth is responsible for leading all operational aspects of Econolite Canada, including the satellite offices. Working with the overall objectives of Econolite, he oversees the operational controls, administrative programs, quality assurance procedures, and resource planning to effectively grow the organization on a sustainable path. Mr. Toth is based at Econolite Canada’s headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Toth joined Econolite Canada in 2001, and most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Before Econolite Canada, Mr. Toth held various senior executive and management positions in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Automotive industry.
Mr. Toth holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting degree from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).
Snehasis “Sunny” Chakravarty
Snehasis “Sunny” Chakravarty
Snehasis “Sunny” Chakravarty is Econolite’s Vice President of Engineering. In this role, Mr. Chakravarty is responsible for providing leadership in planning, establishing, and directing all aspects of the company’s engineering policies, along with influencing and executing the technology roadmap for the company.
Prior to joining Econolite, Mr. Chakravarty was most recently the Vice President of Engineering at Beyond Limits (Glendale, CA), where he was responsible for the overall engineering strategy and the design, development, support, and operations for the company’s portfolio of AI-based products and solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Chakravarty was Director of Engineering at Trustwave (Chicago, IL) and M86 Security (Irvine, CA). At Trustwave and M86 Security, he led the engineering and program management activities for the company’s Web security, filtering, and analytics products, along with running a globally distributed Security Labs team.
Before that, Mr. Chakravarty held senior level Engineering positions with increasing responsibilities at Symantec Corp. (Mountain View, CA) and HCL Technologies (Noida, India).
Mr. Chakravarty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Presidency University (Kolkata, India) and a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata, India).
Ms. Persephone Oliver serves as Vice President, Customer Relations for Econolite and has been with the firm for nearly 30 years. In this capacity, she is responsible for expanding and strengthening external relationships through various aspects of customer relations and customer facing activities, industry events, and by assisting Econolite’s President and Chief Operating Officer with related corporate strategic programs. In her previous role as Vice President, Marketing, Ms. Oliver was responsible for the Econolite’s strategy, development, and execution of advertising, media relations, product launch, sales collateral, tradeshows and conferences, and corporate training programs.
Ms. Oliver actively contributes to the ITS industry through her participation with advisory committees. She is a current member of Women in Transportation (WTS), an International organization dedicated to building the future of ITS through the advancement of women. She also previously served as Co-Chair of the Demonstrations and Technical Tours Committee for the 2020 World Congress on ITS, Co-Chair for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Exhibitor Advisory Committee, as well as Chair of the Programs Sub-Committee for ITS Americas Chicago Complete Streets Symposium. Ms. Oliver also served as the Sustaining Members Secretary for the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), as well as Co-Chair for the IMSA Sustaining Exhibitor Advisory Group (SEAG).
Ms. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. She also has an accreditation in Traffic Signal Operations from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Management and Team Building certification from the University of California, Irvine.
Sue Burns is Econolite’s Vice President of Human Resources responsible for the Company’s human resources programs, including employee development, training, relations, enrichment, benefits, and recruiting. She is also responsible for ensuring organizational and employee policies develop and evolve congruently with Company growth. Ms. Burns has three decades of human resources management experience.
Ms. Burns is a certified Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR®), as well as a training facilitator and coach for development programs with DDI, and Continuous Process Improvement.
Prior to joining Econolite, Ms. Burns was most recently the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Primedia (now Source Interlink Companies), one of the largest publishing companies at the time. She managed the full range of human resource functions that addressed an employee base of more than 1,000. Prior to Primedia, Ms. Burns managed the human resource program for the Orange County Register newspaper, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper that serves 34 cities and 300,000 subscribers.
Ms. Burns holds a Master of Arts in Management degree from University of Redlands and a Bachelor degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University (Orange, Calif.).
Ryan Bullock is Econolite’s Vice President of Operations. Mr. Bullock is responsible for the supply chain, traffic cabinet engineering, mechanical design, document control, and cabinet estimating at Econolite.
Mr. Bullock joined Econolite in June of 2014, where he most recently served as Vice President of Cabinet Product Management. As VP of Cabinet Product Management, Mr. Bullock was responsible for driving year over year double-digit growth for the company’s traffic Cabinet and Signal product lines. Prior to Econolite, Mr. Bullock managed the Engineering Department at Lantronix, responsible for the company’s hardware design, documentation, certifications, and manufacturing support processes.
Mr. Bullock earned an APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Institute of Transportation Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of California, Irvine.
Mr. McIntee serves as Vice President, Western Sales for Econolite, and has been with the firm for over eight years. He is responsible for sales and inside sales operations as well as field customer support in the western United States. He and his team are fully focused on helping customer agencies to achieve successful project outcomes by leveraging Econolite’s four solution pillars: cabinets, controllers, sensors, and systems. Mr. McIntee is a former director of ITS California and a contributor to various state ITE chapters.
Prior to joining Econolite, Mr. McIntee worked extensively in technical solution development and sales management of integrated manufacturing software systems, including sensors and execution software.
Mr. McIntee holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and an MBA from the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Madden was appointed Vice President, Eastern Sales in 2022 and has been with the firm since 2003. He previously served as Regional Sales Director of Econolite’s Eastern Regional Sales Team where he led a cohesive and solutions-focused sales force. His core responsibilities revolve around strategic territory development, technology roadmaps, and customer care. Mr. Madden has over 24 years of experience in the transportation industry serving in a wide range of sectors including construction, technical support, systems integration, communications, sales, and leadership.
In 2014 he was promoted to a District Sales Manager with additional territory responsibilities in Virginia and New England, besides the Carolinas. Serving in this role he was responsible for developing and implementing new sales strategies to the targeted territories, working with both Econolite sales staff as well as channel partners.
Mr. Madden is a current member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and is International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certified.
Ms. McCombs serves as Director of Marketing for Econolite and has been with the firm since December 2020. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate marketing and proposal management, with a strong background in graphic communications. Ms. McCombs oversees Econolite’s corporate marketing initiatives as well as proposal and bid development activities.
Ms. McCombs has worked in the transportation space since 2014, having previously served as Proposal Manager overseeing the development and execution of strategic pursuits through the U.S with Iteris, Inc. and as a Global Marketing Manager with AMCOL International, a global minerals company.
Ms. McCombs holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She is also a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP®) and is Foundation-level certified in Proposal Management through the APMP.