ANAHEIM, Calif. – Econolite today announced it has appointed Kirk Steudle Senior Vice President. In this role, Steudle will lead the company’s Transportation Systems Group, as well as its subsidiary CAVita.

“Kirk Steudle is an industry icon with 30 years of industry experience, much of it in application of technologies in transportation. He not only led one of the most progressive State DOTs in the U.S., but has also impacted and shaped the industry through his leadership positions at TRB, AASHTO, ITS America, and other trade organizations,” said Econolite President & COO Abbas Mohaddes. “His leadership and proven track record for delivering notable results for some of the most influential transportation programs is unmatched, and we are very pleased to have him join the team and play a significant role in our growth and expansion plan in products and services.”

Steudle comes to Econolite following decades with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Most recently, he served as the Director of MDOT for 13 years. He has developed unique partnerships to achieve unparalleled results in delivering complex projects and programs, including the Gordie Howe International Bridge, P3s for freeway reconstructions and lighting systems, and the largest most progressive testing environment for connected and highly automated vehicles. He served on, and chaired numerous boards of local and national transportation organizations and academic institutions. Steudle is a nationally recognized authority on the development of connected and automated vehicle systems and is a registered Professional Engineer.

“My perspective on the future of transportation aligns perfectly with Econolite’s vision of integrating technology today to create smarter connected communities and connected and automated mobility for the future,” said Steudle. “I look forward to working with Econolite, its partners, and transportation agencies, in forging new relationships and in applying new technologies that will help move people and goods in a safe and efficient transportation system.”

About Econolite

Econolite’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions ease traffic congestion, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. As the one-stop-shop leader for traffic management solutions, our broad offerings range from policy, system integration and design to field services, operations, and sensor products. Econolite Transportation Systems Group offers its clients and customers a wide range of traffic management solutions, including area-wide traffic management systems planning, design, integration, implementation, and operations. Its renowned Centracs traffic management software system is the highest installed system in North America with over 270 agencies using it. In addition, it provides field installation and support services throughout the U.S. Econolite is committed to the advancement of connected and automated vehicles, smart cities and communities, and cybersecurity. For more information, visit us at

About CAVita

CAVita, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Econolite, provides public and private companies, municipalities, and organizations with high-level expertise and world-class advisory services; in particular “V2X” technologies – which enable vehicles and infrastructure to communicate with each other and the cloud. Automated vehicles, including technologies that enable the simplest of driver assistance features all the way to fully-automated “Level 5” – driverless vehicles. CAVita further helps its clients prepare for the convergence of connected and automated vehicle technologies, which is inevitable as connected technologies are deployed in support of automated vehicle functions. For more information, visit CAVita at