Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Fetsko

Mike Fetsko

President, Freight & Industrial Components, Wabtec Corporation

Mike Fetsko is the President of the Freight and Industrial Components Group at Wabtec Corporation. He leads a diverse portfolio that comprises business segments for freight car & locomotive products, transit locomotives, wayside & track products, heat transfer & energy solutions, turbochargers, and elastomers. Mike started his career as a project manager and construction manager at ENSR and Harding Lawson, two national engineering firms specializing in design-build construction of large-scale environmental and wastewater treatment projects. In 1998, he joined ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Adtranz) who merged with Bombardier Transportation in 2001. During his career at Adtranz and Bombardier, Mike held positions of increasing responsibility: Project Manager, Director - Engineering, Vice President, Project Management, and Vice President - Americas, where he had complete profit/loss responsibility for the Americas region. He also led the completion of numerous passenger transit projects around the world, including Gautrain (public-private partnership in Johannesburg, South Africa), Metro do Porto (light rail system in Porto, Portugal), Everline (driverless rapid transit system in Yongin, South Korea), along with many driverless, automated airport systems.

He joined Wabtec in 2011 as Vice President of their Freight Pneumatics business group. In 2014, he was promoted to Vice President and Group Executive of Wabtec’s worldwide freight group, having responsibility for freight products; locomotive products, builds and overhauls; sanitation systems; rail gear, track, and track products; and heat exchangers /power generation products. In 2017, he was named President of the Freight Group. Later that year, the Industrial Group business units were added to his responsibility.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mike holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia as well as an M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He served on the Carnegie Science Center Board, the Railway Supply Institute Board, and the East Campus Project Expansion Committee at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Mike and his spouse Tricia reside in Venetia, PA. They have three children: Shane (spouse Julie), Connor, and Faith.