Gehl appointed to NRC Board

Written by Railway Age Staff

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced the appointment of Russ Gehl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Maintenance of Way), at Holland, to its Board of Directors.

Gehl has worked in the railroad industry for 15 years in the mechanical, signal and engineering divisions of several supplier companies, including Hulcher Services, Stanley Black and Decker, and Railway Equipment Company. For the past six years, Russ has worked in multiple positions with Holland, starting initially as the Business Development Manager and advancing to his current position.


He manages a team of 13 that focus on selling contract flash-butt welding, geometry testing, turnkey, and thermite welding services for railroad maintenance and track construction. Holland’s customer base includes Class 1 and short line railroads, transit agencies, and railroad contractors. Holland has over 250 mobile contractor crews working with more than 20 different customers in North America. In addition to the NRC, Holland is an active member of the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and GoRail.

“NRC and this board have served as valuable resources to the railroad market,” said Gehl. “For years, I have personally been looking for more opportunities to give back to the industry, and I am pleased and excited to have this opportunity to serve the railroad contractor community.”

“The NRC is thrilled to welcome Russ Gehl to the Board of Directors,” said NRC President Chuck Baker in an email announcement to NRC members. “Russ will be a fantastic addition, both personally and also as a representative of Holland.”



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