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RBMN hires V.P. Transportation & Safety

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor

Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (RBMN) Railroad appointed Thomas Cook as Vice President Transportation and Safety, the company announced on April 13, 2015.

Cook joins RBMN from CSX Transportation where he retired this past January after a 30-year career in operations with CSX and in sales and operations with Conrail. He was Assistant Superintendent at Curtis Bay Piers, Md. since December 2010 where he led daily operations through a period of rapid growth.

In 2008, Cook was awarded CSX’s Chairman’s Award of Excellence for his success in developing a culture of safety and mentoring new managers while a Trainmaster in Indianapolis.

Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Gettysburg College, where he graduated in 1984.

In addition, RBMN is looking to hire over a dozen full-time employees over the next few weeks, the company said.

Recently named Railway Age’s 2015 Regional Railroad of the Year and coming off the most successful year in its 30-year history, the company is in need of more help to handle its surge in business, RBMN said.

“We anticipate that 2015 will shatter all of our traffic and revenue record,” said Andrew Muller Jr., Founder and CEO of RBMN. “Our customers have responded to our guaranteed service and low costs by giving us more business and we have a number of industrial development projects that should reach fruition in the new few months.”

RBMN is looking for eight to 10 conductors to operate its trains, mechanics to work on both locomotives and its freight car fleet that numbers over 1,000 railcars, a signal maintainer, and trackmen to assist in the maintenance of its 320-mile system. RBMN is also looking to hire two to three management trainees to be groomed for future management roles in its growing company.

To see how to apply, visit RBMN’s website at www.RBMNRR.com.

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