Baltz Joins AITX as CFO

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Eric Baltz

American Industrial Transport, Inc. (AITX) has appointed Eric Baltz as Chief Financial Officer. Baltz joins AITX following 14 years with coal producer Peabody Energy, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Baltz also held various roles of increasing responsibility with oversight of financial and capital planning, risk management, mine finance, treasury, capital markets and business development activities and Peabody. Prior to that, he spent more than six years at Ernst & Young, managing audit engagements of both public and private companies.

“Eric’s impressive finance and operations focus complements AITX’s existing management team, already driving AITX as the leader in railcar services through its diverse leasing fleet, expansive repair network and experienced and dedicated team,” the company said. “He joins AITX as a proven leader with more than two decades of finance and accounting experience.”

“Every day we hear from customers about their interests in more full-service options across our leasing fleet and repair network. Customers want partners dedicated to scaling and innovating at their pace,” said AITX President Kurt Higginbotham. “Already hitting the ground-running, Eric immediately grasps the steps needed to foster growth and roll-out an action plan that integrates accountability, solutions and results. Eric is a natural fit to our team, and we are excited by his depth of experience and enthusiasm.”

American Industrial Transport, Inc. describes itself as “a leading railcar service provider with solutions across leasing, repair, and railcar data. AITX’s broad and diverse railcar leasing fleet offers customers shipping flexibility and a portfolio of financing options. AITX’s best-in-class railcar repair network spans across North America with capabilities across full-service repair, mobile operations, onsite partnerships, and railcar storage.”

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