Sasser Family Companies on Sept. 11 announced that it has named Thomas Clark as company President of its Rail division, which includes Chicago Freight Car and CF Rail Services. Clark will report to CEO Jeff Walsh.
Clark, who will be based in Sasser’s Schaumburg, Ill., headquarters, brings more than 35 years of experience in the rail industry, including sales, operations and varied leadership roles. He began his career at Union Pacific (UP) and most recently served as Regional Vice President at PNW Railcars, Inc.
“I am honored and excited to join Sasser Family Companies at such an important time in the organization’s evolution,” said Clark. “I have a deep respect and admiration for what this company has built over its storied history—an unwavering customer focus, quality railcars and repair services, and a team of individuals with deep industry knowledge and expertise. I look forward to working with the team to better understand and recognize our potential as we move forward and build upon the great legacy of Chicago Freight Car and CF Rail Services as a trusted partner to our customers.”
“Tom is a recognized leader in the industry, and his extensive experience in rail will help us continue to deliver best-in-class services to our customers,” said Walsh. “I’m extremely excited to have him at the helm of our Rail businesses.”