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RailPros names Koff CEO

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Ken Koff

RailPros has elevated Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Koff to Chief Executive Officer. Koff succeeds company founder and CEO Johnny Johnson, who moves to Executive Chairman.

Koff joined RailPros three years ago from OmniTRAX, where he was Senior Vice President, Engineering and Capital Projects. He has more than 40 years of railroad experience, including management experience with Class I and regional railroads. During his career, Koff held numerous senior level management positions in operations and engineering.

Johnson “will remain actively involved and continue to drive strategic growth for the company in his new position,” RailPros said.

Johnny Johnson

“Ken is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results,” said Johnson. “He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within RailPros, with a focus on operational excellence. I have confidence in Ken’s ability to align RailPros’ industry-leading operational practices to drive and expand our business. He and I have been working together to ensure a successful transition, and I am confident that under Ken’s leadership and with the strength of our senior Leadership team, we will take RailPros to the next level yet again.”

“I am excited to start this new chapter of RailPros’ already successful story,” stated Koff. “We have some exciting times ahead of us and I am honored to lead our company as we continue to execute our Service Excellence commitment to our clients.”

RailPros, founded in 2000, describes itself as “a comprehensive provider of outsource services to the freight and transit/commuter rail industries. RailPros provides turnkey engineering, project/program and construction management, and flagging safety services to both public and private customers. Over the years, RailPros has continuously introduced new services to its customer base, furthering its position as a trusted and industry-dedicated technical services partner. Recognized as an industry leader, RailPros has rapidly expanded throughout the country, now servicing customers in approximately 40 states with an employee base of more than 500.”

RailPros has offices nationwide, with headquarters in Irvine, Calif. and Grapevine, Tex. The RailPros family of companies includes Roadway Worker Training (RWT) and Focal Point Productions.

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