RailPros Welcome Renay Robison – Assistant Vice President of Rail Real Estate and Development RailPros is pleased to announce the addition of Renay Robison as Assistant Vice President Rail Real Estate and Development. In this new role Renay will develop and oversee RailPros’ utility contracts and real estate work in the national railroad market. She will also support and work to expand economic and industrial development opportunities. Renay comes to RailPros following ten years at Union Pacific where she served as Director/Assistant Director of Real Estate providing leadership for negotiation and preparation of contract with utilities, public and private entities, … READ MORE
New Vice President Named for Northeast RailPros is pleased to announce the addition of Joe North as Vice President for our expanding Northeast division. Joe’s career began in the public sector working for NJ TRANSIT, NYCT, and the Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis. Joe rose through the ranks moving up from bus cleaner to general manager and held senior level operating positions in commuter rail, light rail, bus, and paratransit operations. His areas of responsibilities included safety, service delivery, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle maintenance, capital project design reviews, operations management, labor relations, customer relations, and the start-up of new services. … READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the promotion of David Timmons to Manager of Rules Training. In this new position, David will be in charge of rules training for our RWIC team as well as assisting with compliance and incident investigations. He will also be involved in training development and implementation of RailPros’ Part 243 and Train the Trainer programs. David began his career with RPFS in September of 2017 as an RWIC for the BNSF flagging team. Before joining our team, David worked for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District in a variety of positions including Dual Certified Engineer/Conductor, Terminal … READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Stewart Spicer to Canadian Pacific (CP) Field Supervisor. In his new position, Stewart will supervise all aspects of the RWIC Operations on the CP property. He will work with the CP Property Manager in providing scheduling, quoting, job setup approval, payroll approval, RWIC audits, and many more responsibilities. Mr. Spicer has over 13 years of railroad industry experience working with various Class 1 railroads. He worked as a RWIC on the CP property for four and a half years before being promoted. We congratulate Stewart on his new position and look forward … READ MORE
The RailPros family of companies is pleased to announce the addition of Dixon Myers as Director of Human Resources. Dixon will be responsible for the full range of human resources functions, including strategic planning, organizational development, and employee relations. Dixon is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience providing HR analysis and leadership. He has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, oil and gas, and distribution. Most recently, Dixon served as Director of Human Resources for Anchor Fabrication Ltd. located in Fort Worth, TX. “Dixon’s has a successful track record of delivering HR and organizational … READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Mellette to Field Supervisor for Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Chris will work closely with the current UPRR Property Manager providing scheduling, quoting, job setup approval, payroll approval, and RWIC audit duties. Chris has been a part of the RailPros RWIC team since September 2017. Chris is an experienced railroad professional having worked for UPRR for more than 20 years. He served as a track worker, crane operator, assistant foreman, and foreman for the railroad. Take a moment to wish Chris well on his new opportunity!
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Propheter to Field Supervisor for Canadian National (CN). Brian will work closely with the current CN Property Manager in the daily duties of employee scheduling, job setup approval, payroll approval, RWIC audits, and project quotes. Brian has been working with the RailPros RWIC team since 2016. Before joining RailPros, he worked for several railroad construction companies providing leadership on the surfacing, section, and tie crews. Please join us in congratulating Brian on his promotion!
RailPros Field Services (RPFS) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ellis Smith to Field Supervisor for Kansas City Southern (KCS). In his new position, Ellis will be assisting the KCS Property Manager in scheduling, quoting, job setup approval, payroll approval, RWIC audits, and other responsibilities, as needed. Ellis has extensive railroad experience, including a 30-year career as Foreman and Track Supervisor for Union Pacific Railroad. Ellis has been working with the RailPros RWIC team since 2011.
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, January 19, 2018 RailPros, a leader in providing engineering and safety services in the rail and transit industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Roadway Worker Training, LLC (RWT) from R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC. RWT is based in St. Augustine, Florida and has three distinct business divisions—Roadway Worker Training, Railroad Protective Services, and Focal Point Productions. These combined RWT divisions employ more than 100 professionals focused on employee training, contract personnel for employee-in-charge/flagging services, consulting, and video production. “This opportunity provides a natural fit that will serve the rail industry, our customers, and the … READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Smith to Canadian Pacific (CP) Field Supervisor. In his new position, Chad will supervise all aspects of the RWIC Operations on the CP property. He will be assisting the CP property manager in scheduling, quoting, job setup approval, payroll approval, RWIC audits, and many more responsibilities. Chad began his career with us in July of 2017. He most recently served as an RWIC on the CP team. Before joining the RailPros team, Chad served as a Conductor and Signalman on both the Wisconsin & Southern and the Union Pacific railroads. We … READ MORE