Dr. Bruce Patty
Vice President of Transportation Analytics
Dr. Bruce Patty has worked or consulted for various transportation companies such as American Airlines, CSX Transportation, Conrail, Norfolk Southern, Delta Air Lines and Pacer Stacktrain for over 20 years. Bruce’s academic background in Network Optimization and his experience in passenger and freight transportation provides him with the expertise to address a wide range of issues in these industries.
While at American Airlines, Bruce developed the first automated flight routing tool that scheduled aircraft so that they satisfied overnight maintenance requirements. He was a member of the American Airlines team that carried out work in the area of Crew Scheduling and was a finalist for the INFORMS Edelman Prize. Bruce served as the Director of Operations Research at CSX Transportation where he developed workload planning models of classification yards to identify bottlenecks. He then developed the Transportation Practice at MCGI, leading consulting efforts for such companies as CSX, Norfolk Southern and Delta Air Lines. Prior to joining Veritec, Bruce was the AVP of Equipment Strategy & Planning at Pacer Stacktrain. As part of his responsibilities, he managed an annual budget of $70 million, providing containers and chassis for use by Pacer’s customers. He pioneered the use of analytics to manage the chassis fleet and keep the chassis-to-container ratio at an industry-wide low.
Bruce received his BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, and then an MS and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University. He served on the faculty at the University of Southern California, on the Board of Directors for INFORMS, has published several papers, and regularly presents at industry conferences.