Latest Rail Industry News
The Board of Directors of FreightCar America, Inc. has appointed Christopher (Chris) J. Eppel vice president finance, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective April 23, 2019. Eppel succeeds Matthew Kohnke, who has left FreightCar America to pursue new business opportunities but will assist with providing transition support over the next several weeks.
Quandel Consultants has named Peter Windschmitt director of railroad operations to contribute to the firm’s efforts on Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Wabtec has named Kristine Kubacki, CFA, vice president investor relations, responsible for communicating the company’s vision and value to shareholders and the financial community. She succeeds Tim Wesley, who is retiring at the end of 2019.
Union Pacific has announced three executive appointments, effective April 1, 2019. Jon Panzer has been appointed senior vice president technology and strategic planning, succeeding Lynden Tennison, who will retire March 31.
The deadline to submit an application for the Susan C. Murray Memorial Women’s Scholarship Program has been extended to Friday, February 22.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 9, 2019, totaled 519,779 carloads and intermodal units, a 0.1 percent increase compared to the same week in 2018.
Applications are now being accepted for the Susan C. Murray Memorial Women’s Scholarship Program.