Watco Rolls Out iPads With Comply365’s Mobile App

Watco is wrapping up the rollout of iPads with Comply365’s Mobile App, which “distributes critical railroad resources in electronic format, making them searchable and easily kept up to date,” the company announced

Dan Smith, CEO, Watco

CEO PERSPECTIVE: People Matter Most

As part of a special series in Railway Age’s April 2023 issue, 13 chief executives of leading North American companies answer the single-most critical question: What is the biggest challenge facing the North American rail industry? Dan Smith of Watco is the eighth to share his perspective.

David Nahass, Railway Age Financial Editor

Rail Equipment Finance 2023 Key Takeaways

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE APRIL 2023 ISSUE: In its 37th iteration, Tony Kruglinski’s Rail Equipment Finance Conference (REF) once again took place at the oasis in the desert: The LaQuinta Resort and

John C. Hellmann, CEO, Genesee & Wyoming

Hellmann Headlining Inaugural ‘Young Professionals’ Conference

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Young Professionals conference, to be held virtually May 11, is keynote speaker John C. Hellmann, CEO of Genesee & Wyoming, a short line and regional railroad holding company that owns or leases 115 freight railroads world-wide.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on April 12 reported via Twitter: “It was a pleasure to be in Hugoton today to break ground on a $15M project to upgrade the Cimarron Valley Railroad. This makes food and fuel transport across southwest Kansas easier and more efficient than ever, boosting our agriculture industry and economy.”

Small-Road Briefs: CVRR, INRD, Watco

Jaguar Transport’s Cimarron Valley Railroad (CVRR) launches a $15 million infrastructure improvement project. Also, Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is adding a six-acre container yard; and Watco earns Best Practice Institute’s (BPI) Most Loved Workplace® certification for the second consecutive year.

Justin Broyles, Vice Chair, ASLRRA Board of Directors

R.J. Corman’s Broyles Named ASLRRA Board Vice Chair

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has appointed a new Vice Chairman of its Executive Board of Directors: Justin Broyles, Executive Vice President, Commercial Affairs at R.J. Corman Railroad Group. He will serve a three-year term.

Matt Walsh, Chairman, ASLRRA Board of Directors

Walsh Appointed ASLRRA Board Chair

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has named Matt Walsh, Genesee & Wyoming Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development, as Chairman of the Board, succeeding Stefan Loeb.

Yannik Thomas (left) and Stefan Loeb are joining the Marketing division at Norfolk Southern.

NS Taps Thomas, Loeb for Marketing Roles

Norfolk Southern (NS) on March 23 reported elevating Yannik Thomas and appointing Watco veteran Stefan Loeb to Vice President positions in the Marketing division, effective April 2.

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Bignell Tapped to Lead Watco Australia

Gavin Bignell is the new CEO of Watco Australia, according to parent company Watco, a transportation and supply chain services company based in Pittsburg, Kans.

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25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2023.