Cadmus Launches Sustainable Transportation Practice and Hires Industry Veteran Damon Fordham as Practice Leader

Damon Fordham
Damon Fordham

WALTHAM, Mass.--April 10, 2013: The Cadmus Group, Inc., (Cadmus) announced today the launch of its new Sustainable Transportation practice, to be led by Damon Fordham.

“The launch of our Sustainable Transportation Practice is further evidence of Cadmus' commitment to providing expertise and services that enable our clients to create social and economic value through sustainability”

Cadmus' Sustainable Transportation Practice will provide full-service research, policy analysis, technology assessment, communications/outreach, modeling, and tool development. Current projects include analysis of the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, support for Context Sensitive Solutions, assessment of energy efficiency technologies, enhancement of aviation environmental models, and research into the costs of extreme weather events. The practice will serve clients including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), other U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), state and local governments, airports, research institutions, and private sector firms.

"The launch of our Sustainable Transportation Practice is further evidence of Cadmus' commitment to providing expertise and services that enable our clients to create social and economic value through sustainability," said Ian Kline, Cadmus President and CEO. "We're excited to have Damon Fordham on board to lead this practice, which is a natural extension of the work we are already doing in the areas of energy, environment, climate change, health, and the built environment."

Fordham is an experienced program manager with a background in transportation, engineering, and construction management. His expertise includes more than a decade of managing complex studies and collaborative projects for a variety of transportation organizations and state and federal agencies. He has successfully implemented high-level policy and program initiatives as well as in-depth research and technical analyses.

Fordham joins Cadmus from Project Performance Company (PPC), where he was a Senior Principal managing the development and execution of North American surface transportation and aviation projects, coordination of related marketing and business development opportunities, and technical and analytical oversight of domestic and international project teams. Before joining PPC, Fordham was Program Manager for Environment in the Policy and Government Relations Division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Prior to his role at AASHTO, Fordham was the first Sustainability Program Manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), where he served in the Director's Office and developed a groundbreaking sustainability program, driving organizational change, and executing business improvements.

An active member of TRB, Fordham serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Sustainability and a member of the Committee on Transportation Energy. He has been a panel member for more than half a dozen Cooperative Research Program and Strategic Highway Research Program projects. Fordham is based in Cadmus' Arlington, Va., office.

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