John Peracchio provides strategic consulting services in the intelligent transportation systems (“ITS”) sector and automotive industry for strategic and investor clients. His focus is on deployment of mobility solutions across transportation modes, especially those involving connected and highly automated vehicles as well as innovation in transaction management and payments processing.
From February 2017 to April 2020, Mr. Peracchio served as chair of the Michigan Council on Future Mobility having been appointed by Michigan’s governor. The council, within the Michigan Department of Transportation, provided policy recommendations to promote the development of technologies for autonomous, automated, and connected vehicles, and to enhance personal mobility. Currently, Mr. Peracchio serves as a senior advisor to the succeeding Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification and leads the council’s electrification workgroup.
Mr. Peracchio has been active with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, an association of public and private entities operating in the ITS and connected/automated vehicle sectors around the world and currently serves on its Standing Committee on Smart Infrastructure. He was a member of the organizing committee of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. He also chaired the International Program Committee for the 2011 ITS World Congress with responsibility for organizing all technical, special, executive, and plenary sessions at this event.
From November 2018 to September 2019, Mr. Peracchio was employed by Conduent Transportation, an integrated provider of tolling, transit, parking, and public safety transportation solutions and a business unit of Conduent, Inc. (NYSE: CNDT). He held the positions of General Manager – Mobility Solutions and Strategy and Interim Chief Executive Officer.
In January 2007, Mr. Peracchio resigned his position as Senior Vice President, Business Administration and Legal Affairs of Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, a global business unit of Harman International Industries. Employed by Harman/Becker from 1997 to 2007, Mr. Peracchio held several senior operating, executive positions and finally had worldwide responsibility for business administration, legal affairs, human resources, facilities, health, and safety. He also acted as designated business leader in the negotiation of technology licenses, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and acquisitions.
Mr. Peracchio received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Feonix – Mobility Rising, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the transportation needs of underserved and underprivileged communities. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association, the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, ITS Canada, and the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. He also is a member of the New York and Michigan bars and an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.