Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. (BR&L) recently named Jimmy May Director of Operations for its Locomotive Division.
May joined BR&L from CSX Transportation, where he worked as a mechanical manager at its upstate New York and Chicago offices.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in business management from Catawba College. He lives in McCalla, Ala.
With May’s appointment, BR&L aims to grow its services in preventative and routine maintenance, light and heavy engine repairs, wheel re-contouring, air brake servicing, load box testing, electrical troubleshooting and other locomotive services.
BR&L plans to add a mobile service truck in Houston, Texas, to support faster response and reduced downtime. The company said it “will continue to work with locomotive fleet leasing companies to repair units at their locations.”
“Jimmy brings talent, experience and knowledge that will enable us to expand our capabilities in servicing newer, more modern locomotives,” said Jo Ann Cary, BR&L GM. “He’s very enthusiastic about growing this division and he has a strong understanding of how to do so.”