Eberle Design, Inc. Announces Retirement President and CEO Emeritus, Bill Russell
The Monitor – November 2018
Eberle Design, Inc. announced the retirement of President and CEO Emeritus, Bill Russell. Steve Vetter, Chairman and CEO of Road Infrastructure Investment Holding, established the Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI) and Reno A&E (RAE) Leadership Council to ensure continued corporate stability and continuity that properly reflects the long-standing integrity of the companies’ products and brands. The members of the EDI and RAE Leadership Council are Dr. Bill Sowell, Vice President, and April Garcia, Chief Financial Officer. These two senior executives will continue to manage both companies until a successor for Bill Russell is appointed.
Bill served as President and CEO since 2002. He oversaw EDI’s rapid growth, integration of RAE with EDI, and the transition to private equity ownership. Bill has been regarded as one of the foremost experts in the traffic control electronics industry. Prior to leading EDI and RAE, he served as President and CEO of Image Sensing Systems, Group President of Peek Traffic USA and held a variety of senior officer positions at Econolite, Detector Systems and Traffic Control Corporation. Bill also served on the boards of directors of ITS America and International Road Federation, and as Chairman of the NEMA 3TS section for three terms. Bill is the recipient of the prestigious NEMA “Kite & Key Award” for his many years of leadership and service.
We will deeply miss our daily interaction with Bill and we are grateful to him for helping to ensure the strength, stability and reliability of EDI and RAE.