Scot Naparstek

Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Scot Naparstek is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Amtrak. He has served in this role since January, 2017.

Previously, Scot held the position of the Senior Vice President of Operations (SVPO) from December 2013 reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Operations (EVPO). He supported the EVPO and the Operations Leadership team by providing strategic direction and guidance for Operations objectives with a key focus on aligning Operations with the Amtrak strategic plan. As the SVPO, Scot supplemented the EVPO responsibilities and had complimentary responsibility and authority to ensure that the objectives and goals of the Operations Leadership team were met or exceeded. During his time as SVPO, Scot also assumed two interim roles. First he was assigned as Interim Chief Engineer from September 2014 to June 2015. In this role Scot had responsibility for all engineering assets and human resources. This included oversight for State of Good Repair on Amtrak owned infrastructure, the maintenance of infrastructure, technical excellence relative to infrastructure, and project management execution of Amtrak’s infrastructure capital plan. The second interim assignment was the Interim Deputy General Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Division for the NEC Business Line. Scot had responsibility for all train operations and supporting resources. He held this position from August 2015 to December 2015.

Scot originally joined Amtrak as the Director Corporate Human Capital Business Partners in May 2012 and in September 2012, he was also appointed leader for Amtrak Labor and Employee Relations. In this role, he was accountable for partnering with Lines of Business and Human Capital Management developing and executing Amtrak’s Talent Management, Labor Relationsand Employee Relations strategies in alignment with the goals of Amtrak’s Strategic Business Plan.

Prior to joining Amtrak, Scot’s roles included Director of Human Resources for Titan America LLC, EBITDA Project Leader, Plant Manager, and Human Resources Director for ABB Inc., and Human Resources Director for Lilly Industries, Inc. Scot also has extensive experience in OperationsManagement, Engineering and Human Resources with Cummins Engine Company.

He graduated from the Columbia University School of Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.