Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that Atul Antala of Middletown was selected to be the bi-state agency’s new director of information technology. Antala, who began his duties with the authority Nov. 14, reports to the chief information officer.
“I’m honored that the Delaware River and Bay Authority selected me to lead and manage their information technology staff and systems,“ said Antala. “The authority’s a dynamic organization with a great team of IT professionals. It’s a tremendous opportunity.”
Antala is responsible for all aspects of information technology management and administration. He is responsible for the authority’s networks, computer hardware and software applications and appropriate licenses, certificates and maintenance agreements, as well as IT staff. In addition, Antala will ensure that authority IT assets are maintained, safeguarded and secure.
“With more than 15 years of progressive technology experience with a number of well-respected corporations, Mr. Antala has the credentials and knowledge to keep the authority moving forward in the ever-changing technology world,” said Geraldine DiNicola-Owens, chief information officer. “Atul brings a new perspective, and I am pleased he accepted the opportunity to lend his leadership abilities and problem-solving skills to positively impact this important aspect of our agency. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
Previously, Antala was technical delivery manager at Bank of America. In this role, he managed the delivery of multiple concurrent system enhancements and regulatory projects at the bank. He coordinated work among technical teams, business partners and vendors to ensure consistency, identify potential risks and meet time-critical deadlines. He also served as project manager at AAA Mid-Atlantic, where he managed and coordinated the launch of a new multimillion-dollar system application project for the firm's insurance business.
Antala began his career as a programer analyst for ADP-Wilco International PLC in New York City in 1996. Following his time at ADP-Wilco, Atul served as a senior programmer at JP Morgan.
A graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., with a BS in biochemistry, Antala also earned a master of science degree in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree from Goldey-Beacom College.