Michael Horodniceanu Joins Advisory Board

Swisspod Team
February 17, 2021

Following the incorporation of Swisspod Technologies USA, an internationally renowned civil engineering leader joins the team as a Strategic Advisor to accelerate progress and further consolidate our position across the US.

Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, current NYU Tandon Professor, former NYC Traffic Commissioner and President of MTA Capital Construction will strengthen our presence in the large-scale public transportation space and add value to our growing team. This advisory role is part of his wider ambition to support innovation and investment in U.S. transportation infrastructure, which has not seen radical advancements over the past 30 years.

As the inaugural Chair of the IDC Innovation Hub, he is engaging with stakeholders across the construction industry, to solve pertinent challenges facing New York and the world. Prior to his tenure as a NYU Tandon Professor, he occupied various government posts, serving as the NYC Traffic Commissioner (1986-1990) charged with the reconstruction of the roadway infrastructure throughout New York City.

“We are honored to have such a distinguished and recognized expert join our team. I believe Dr. Horodniceanu will be a vital stakeholder in scaling our growth across the US, both operationally and politically,” Denis Tudor, Swisspod Co-founder & CEO.

As the President of MTA Capital Construction (2008-2017), he was responsible for the nation’s largest public transportation construction program with over $25 billion in construction. At the MTA, he managed and saw through to completion complex mega-projects, including East Side Access, Second Avenue Subway, No. 7 Line Extension,and the Fulton Transit Center.

As the Chairman and CEO (1980-1986, 1990-2008) of the Urbitran Group, a full-service construction management firm, he also developed a sharp business acumen and expertise in motivating multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and architects.