Transystems Names New CEO and Updated Leadership Roster

TranSystems appoints Tim Rock as the company's new CEO. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Posted January 22, 2024

Kansas City-based TranSystems names its new chief executive officer in addition to a slew of leadership positions.

Tim Rock is now the CEO of the company and brings more than 40 years of industry experience with him to the role, 25 of those years were under TranSystems. Rock will continue to work in the Kansas City headquarters.

Before entering the role of CEO, Rock served as executive vice president of operations.

“TranSystems is thriving, and I am honored for the opportunity to serve as the CEO to our 1,800 talented professionals,” Rock said in a release. “It’s an exciting time of growth for the company and you can feel it in all of our offices. I want TranSystems to attract the best talent and continue to grow as one of the nation’s top transportation industry consulting firms.”

Rock replaces Richard J. Morsches, PE, — the previous CEO since 2016 — who will remain at TranSystems as Chair of the Board of Directors.

In addition to Rock’s appointment as CEO, three other leadership positions have been instated by the company.

Rich Markwith, PE, is now the president of TranSystems, who recently served as executive vice president of strategy. Markwith has more than 30 years of experience in planning, design, and construction management. As president, he will oversee the development of market sectors and key services.

Markwith succeeds Paul Malir, who spent 30 years at TranSystems, serving various positions and growing its Kansas City presence.

Greg Murphy, PE, is now the executive vice president of strategy of TranSystems. He will oversee the top-line side of the business, including the project pipeline, wins and sales.

Murphy joined Transystems in 2015 at the Ohio department. He previously served as assistant director and chief of staff.

Brian Fairwood was appointed to executive vice president of operations of TranSystems. With more than 30 years of planning reports, contract plan preparation, and planning coordination experience, he will now oversee the productivity of business operations in all five of Transystems’ market regions.

Transystems has been working to increase the size of the company. Most recently, Transystems acquired Washington-based BCE Engineers, Inc., adding a 75-person team to its Washington region market. In June, the company also acquired Baltimore-based Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani (WBCM,) adding 225 employees.

TranSystems ranks at No. 6 in Ingram’s Top Area Engineering Firms by revenue as part of the Power Book 2023 edition.