Thursday, October 17, 2013

L.B. Foster announces appointments in global sales and product management

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As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management functions.

William Treacy joins L.B. Foster Company as General Manager, Transit Products, and will be located at the company’s Suwanee, Ga., facility, reporting to Greg Lippard, Vice President Rail Products and Sales. Prior to joining L.B. Foster, Treacy was the President of Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems. Before that he was a General Manger at Crane Co and General Manager, Vice President of Operations Development and Director of Business Planning and Development at Parker Hannifin. Treacy earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University, his Master of Science from Robert Morris University, and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kyley Holmstrom joins L.B. Foster as Regional Class I Sales Manager in Omaha, Neb., and reports to Bill Zimmer, Director, Class I Rail Sales. Holmstrom is responsible for all sales of the company to the Union Pacific Railroad. He earned both his undergraduate degree in Business and his MBA from Bellevue University. Holmstrom joined L.B. Foster from the Union Pacific. He began his career there in 1997, initially in Maintenance of Way. He then held positions of increasing responsibility as Engineer Technician, Project Coordinator, Track Planning Engineer, and Senior Manager-Strategic Sourcing.

Also reporting to Bill Zimmer is Stacy Borkofsky. She joins the company as Regional Class I Sales Manager based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Stacy is responsible for all company sales to both the Canadian Pacific Railway and the CN. Prior to joining L.B. Foster, Borkofsky was with the CP. She began there in 1998 and held positions as Dispatcher, RTC/Crew Dispatcher, OCS Car Fleet Coordinator, Demand - Engineering Services, Analyst Track Block, and Specialist Sourcing -Trackwork. v attended Red River College and is a third-generation railroader.

Tim Galownia joins L.B. Foster as an Inside Sales Representative in the Pittsburgh office, reporting to Michelle Chapin, Director of Inside Rail Sales. Galownia earned his B.S. in Business Marketing at Ohio State University. Prior to joining L.B. Foster, Galownia worked in inside sales and day-to-day operations in the industrial/technical market segment.

Robin Davidson joins L.B. Foster as Head of Sales, Rail Technologies UK Ltd., at the company’s Sheffield, U.K. location. In this role, Davidson will report to Peter Jones, General Manager, Rail Technologies UK Ltd., and is responsible for all company sales in the EMEA region. Davidson brings a great deal of sales experience, recently as Head of Sales, Virgin Media, Head of Sales, 21st Century Finance, and UK Sales Manager, Rocketfish Ltd. Davidson is a graduate of The Preistthorpe Secondary School, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England.