Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RailRunner COO courts European market

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Lexington, Mass.-based RailRunner, N.A., Inc. said Tuesday Wolfgang Graff, vice president and chief operating and technology officer, will return to Germany next month to oversee European responsibilities for the company.

From 1983 to 1995, Graaff was CEO of Graaff GmbH, a manufacturer of railcars, trailers, and ISO containers as well as refrigerated transport equipment. He will continue his technology leadership at RailRunner as corporate chief engineer, and will continue to advise management and the Board of Directors on global strategy as RailRunner expands its international business.

"Wolfgang has brought RailRunner through major product upgrades, into commercial manufacturing and through FRA approval to operate on three Class I rail networks and other rail routes in North America" said Charles Foskett, RailRunner CEO. "RailRunner offers a uniquely high-value proposition in international markets, and Wolfgang's direct involvement in our market entry will insure RailRunner's efficient progress through local certification protocols and a successful commercial rollout."