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Introducing Loram Technologies

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Effective Jan. 1, 2021, under a corporate realignment, Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) will be doing business as Loram Technologies, Inc.

“With the name change, Loram Maintenance of Way and Loram Technologies are introducing changes to the product line and service offerings for each organization,” parent company Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. said. “Loram Technologies will continue to provide Aurora tie inspection services, ballast car products and services and SENSR structural monitoring products along with friction management and GSM (Geotechnical/GPR) products and services. Another element of this realignment plan is to combine the services offered with the heavy rail-bound equipment fleet, the GREX ‘blue iron,’ with the Loram ‘yellow iron,’ under the common leadership of Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.”

Loram Technologies’ new leadership team consists of existing leadership from GREX and Loram’s Friction Management business. From GREX, Greg Grissom is appointed as President of Loram Technologies, with Nate Bachman as Vice President of Sales and Business Development and Jeff Stone as Vice President Operations. Vennie Dyavanapalli, formerly Loram’s Director Friction Management, is appointed as Vice President Engineering and Product Development for Loram Technologies.

Greg Grissom

There are plans to build new Loram Technologies headquarters with a combined office and manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Tex. The manufacturing facility will be the location for all the fabrication and service hub for the technology products.

“This reorganization enhances our culture of innovation and promotes clear, effective alignment of our technical and service teams to better-solve customer problems,” says parent company CEO Phil Homan. “The new structure will enhance our customer focus and accelerate growth within our track inspection and wayside products and services platforms while improving safety and service metrics across all platforms. We look forward to the next chapter as we strengthen the Loram brand with this new structure and enhance our ability to meet our customers’ maintenance-of-way needs. Loram Maintenance of Way, Loram Technologies and all our global teams will be aligned to propel us to success for generations to come.”

Phil Homan

Established in 1954, Loram “has brought the most advanced, most productive and most innovative railroad maintenance equipment and services around the globe,” the company says. “Loram’s product offerings include rail grinding, ballast maintenance, material handling, track inspection services, friction management and structure monitoring. These comprehensive solutions are designed to help our customers achieve operational excellence, extend rail and track asset life and enhance efficiency to new levels.”

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