People News: ENSCO, HDR, SasserWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
ENSCO Rail hired Acacia Reber as Director of Marketing and Business Development. In addition, Chad Hewitt joined HDR as Senior Rail Project Manager, and Brian Frizzell has been promoted to lead two Sasser Family Companies subsidiaries.
A 13-year marketing veteran, Acacia Reber will help grow ENSCO Rail’s worldwide presence by building new customer contacts and relationships, managing sales and CRM software, leading interactions with international partners, and coordinating customer events and training sessions.
“We are excited to have Acacia join ENSCO Rail and look forward to having her marketing and business development expertise on the team,” said Jeff Stevens, Senior Vice President of the ENSCO Surface Transportation Group. “ENSCO was awarded with the TTC [Transportation Technology Center] contract earlier this year, and we look forward to Acacia joining team to expand commercial operations focused on providing research and development, testing, engineering and training services.”
At HDR, Chad Hewitt will provide freight rail expertise for the firm’s Pacific Northwest business. With an engineering design and construction management background, he has worked on intermodal facilities and gate systems projects across North America. Hewitt served most recently as Chief Engineer at Remprex Engineering Services.
“Chad’s passion for client service, combined with his technical mastery of terminal design and construction make him a fantastic addition to HDR’s freight rail practice,” HDR Freight Rail Director Bill Hjelholt said. “I look forward to working with him on major projects in the Pacific Northwest and across all of North America.”
At Sasser, Brian Frizzell has been elevated to Division President of Rail for Chicago Freight Car Leasing (CFCL) and repair shop operator CF Rail Services. He will focus on improving operating results, building on business synergies and strengthening strategic relationships across the rail segment. Now reporting to Frizzell are Josh Chesser, General Manager of CFCL, and James Allen, President of CF Rail Services.
“In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Brian has been an integral part of the Sasser leadership team,” Sasser CEO Jeff Walsh said. “I’m confident that in his new role as Division President of Rail, he will continue to drive results and strengthen our rail businesses.”