RailComm appoints new VP of Products

Written by Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor
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RailComm has appointed Michael L. J. Hackney, Ph.D. as Vice President of Products with responsibility for the company’s new products initiatives, including its smart analytics products platform.

In this new role, Hackney will lead RailComm’s data analytics and condition monitoring initiatives with the mission to position the company as the leader in smart analytics for the rail industry.

“We welcome Michael Hackney to our team to complement our experience in providing leading technology solutions to the rail industry,” said Joe Forgione, RailComm President and CEO. “We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced and talented professional leading our new analytics products to exploit the emerging requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) and remote monitoring for rail.”

Hackney has over 30 years of experience in technology and business leadership. He has led the design and development of many world-class and award-winning products including data analytics, operations automation, real-time collaboration, marketing optimization, security, network management and high-performance databases. Hackney has held several leadership roles including Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Engineering, and Director of Product Management for multiple technology and software companies.

“I am delighted to be joining such a well-respected leader in the rail industry, and applying my experience in operations automation, optimization, big data and analytics to design and develop innovative and transformative products for the railroad industry,” said Hackney.

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