In The Spotlight

“In the Spotlight” showcases TranSystems’ news, staff, projects, awards, successes and other topics of special note to those in the industry as well as our clients.
Jim Dubea Joins TranSystems as Vice President, Ports and Maritime
TranSystems Corp., a national transportation consulting firm that provides engineering, architectural and planning solutions, welcomes Jim Dubea as Vice President and Ports and Maritime lead. He will work out of the company’s Orlando office. 

Jim is a 22-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard and culminated his service in 2012 as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Base, Port Canaveral. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director of Government and Strategic Partnerships with the Canaveral Port Authority. He brings strong leadership and practical experience in all aspects of ports and maritime operations including expertise in local, state and federal regulatory environments.

“We are excited to welcome to the TranSystems team someone with the extensive maritime experience that Jim brings, coupled with the outstanding enthusiasm he has in delivering quality work for clients,” said Kevin Thibault, Southeast Regional Vice President. “Jim will build upon the broad experience we have provided to most of the Florida ports and will leverage his capabilities to assist clients in other regions.”

He is a licensed Merchant Mariner and holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology management and an MBA in strategic leadership from Trident University International. He also is a Certified Port Executive (CPE) and graduate of the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute, as well as multiple U.S. Coast Guard Command and Leadership academies. 

Jim has worked closely with American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Florida Ports Council (FPC) and serves on the Board for the International Propeller Club.
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