Enthusiastic individual with superior skills working with both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethics and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Proven success in leadership, operational excellence and organizational development with keen understanding of elements within the Railroad industry. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in new opportunities. Eager to contribute to team success through hard work and attention to details.
I am an experienced Director with over 30 years of experience in the Railroad industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently striving for a safe work atmosphere while saving costs and increasing profits.
I was part of a 7 man team that collaborated in the development of locomotive policies and procedures for a fleet of over 450 locomotives. This development lead to a maintenance program with the focus on safety and being cost effective while keeping locomotive daily availability at an average of over 94%. Each of us had different skill sets that were brought to the team. Below is a brief outline of some of my duties and skill sets.
As Vice President and Co-Owner of Knuckle to Knuckle, a small locomotive maintenance company, my partners and I focused on diagnosing and evaluating maintenance issues correctly while researching for material at the best pricing available. This philosophy generated annual savings for our customers. Below is a brief outline of my duties and the services we provided.
I was brough on board primarily as a journeyman locomotive electrician based on my formal training with the Grand Trunk & Western Railroad in the late 1980's. While with TGS, I developed my skills on the mechanical side as well. We were considered technicians and not classified per craft. I had a wide range of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
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