Women in Rail 2017 – Grace Madden, EMD Progress Rail

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Working in noise and vibration for EMD Progress Rail – what can generously be termed among the most complex and difficult fields in engineering – Grace Madden has worked tirelessly with exceptional skill and precision to lead her team and department at one of the storied brands in railroading.

Her leadership by example serves as a role model for any young adult, rolling up her sleeves to dive into the project at hand, to better understand its challenges and complexities. Madden provided leadership and advanced modeling and computer simulation through design and testing on both the F125 and SD70ACe-T4 locomotives, and also holds a patent for power train components.

She brings the same zeal to the community as president of Habitat for Humanity of El Paso; in activities to alleviate poverty, and as a volunteer for The Irish American Heritage Center and as Audio Producer for WDCB.org.


Click here to see the winners of the Women in Rail Award 2017 in the November 2017 issue of Railway Age.

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