Monday, March 22, 2010

RMI names Hightower to key new role

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RMI, a leading provider of railroad information services based in Jacksonville, Fla., announced Monday that Lester Hightower will assume the role of vice president, RailDOCS Solutions.

“In this new role, Lester will assume responsibility for overseeing the RMI Client Services and Plan Logistics/Customer Support groups, as well as the general office administration for the RMI Jacksonville facilities,” said RMI. “He will continue to have responsibility for leading the development and maintenance of the RailDOCS product lines as well asother strategic products that may be introduced into the RMI RailDOCS brand.

“We are very excited about Lester’s new role,” said Pete Kleifgen, chairman and CEO of RMI. “He has played an important role in growingthis business into a very customer focused organization. Based on Lester’s background, knowledge, and experience, we are confident RailDOCS will continue its success as the railroad industry’s leading C&S solution for engineering and maintenance.”

RMI said that effective April 9, Mike Wilson will be stepping down as president RMI–Jax (RailDOCS). “Mike was a big part of growing and leading this business for RMI,” said Kleifgen. “We will miss his engineering and maintenance knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit at RMI.”