The Association of American Railroads has announced that Thomas L. Farmer will join its Safety & Operations department staff as assistant vice president, security, effective April 5, 2010. Farmer will be responsible for heading the industry’s efforts to continue to provide safe, efficient transportation of goods through the freight rail system in coordination with the various federal agencies overseeing freight rail security.
Farmer most recently served as acting general manager, mass transit, for the Transportation Security Administration, where he spent six years in a variety of TSA-rail related positions beginning as senior counsel-intermodal programs.
“We are delighted that Tom will be joining the AAR team. The railroads have an absolute commitment to maintain the highest standards with our security program. Tom’s unique background and experience will provide real value as we continue to expand the industry’s work in the field of security,” said Edward Hamberger, AAR president and CEO, in a statement.