The Voice of the Railroad Construction Industry

Committees

NRC Executive Committee

  • Chris Daloisio - Chairman - Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey

  • Mike Choat - Vice Chairman - Railroad Controls Limited

  • Jim Hansen - Secretary/Treasurer - Herzog

NRC Safety Committee

NRC’s members are committed to safe practices and operations for rail construction and maintenance work. The Safety Committee works to educate and assist members with their safety needs. This effort includes the production of the NRC Safety Training DVDs and the NRC safety handbooks and manuals. The NRC also offers a range of safety training courses to its members, including RWP training and a series of weekly Tool Box Talks. In addition, the Committee updates NRC members on current events affecting safety. The NRC is a member of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC). RSAC was established by the FRA in 1996 to develop new regulatory standards, through a collaborative process, with all segments of the rail community working together to fashion mutually satisfactory solutions on safety and regulatory issues.
 
  • Trey Rowe, Herzog Railroad Services (Chairman)
  • David Armstrong, Commercial Insurance Associates
  • Peter Bartek, Protran Technology
  • Stanley Beaver, Balfour Beatty Rail
  • Steven Bevills, RailWorks Corp.
  • Sally Boven, Reflective Apparel Factory
  • Mike DeLance, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Joe Dixon III, NESCO
  • Chip Frazier, HDR Engineering
  • Carmen Garozzo, Bergmann Associates
  • Darwin Isdahl, Loram Maintenance of Way
  • Pete Kane, Herzog Transit Services
  • Chris Kramer, Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey/RCC
  • Jake Lowney, Granite Construction
  • Barry McGauley, Balfour Beatty Rail
  • Alan Montoria, RCL/Wabtec
  • Katie Nance, Stacy & Witbeck
  • Ryan Nero, Kenny Construction Co.
  • Trent Newton, Herzog Contracting Corp.
  • Ernesto Scarpitti, Delta Railroad Construction
  • Kevin Sheys, Nossaman LLP
  • Brook Smith, HD Machines
  • Leanne Stegman, Moran Environmental Recovery
  • Jeff Stone, Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.
  • David Wright, Holland LP
  • Victor Young, Harsco Rail
  • John Zuspan, Track Guy Consultants


NRC Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works all year long to identify and recruit companies in the industry for NRC membership which plays a vital role in increasing and maintaining NRC Membership.  Along with NRC’s Washington DC Staff, the Membership Committee’s recruitment efforts are responsible for the steady success and growth of the NRC over the past decade. 
 
  • Jody Sims, Stacy and Witbeck - Chair
  • David Armstrong, Commercial Insurance Associates
  • Stephen Bolte, Danella
  • Kevin Brons, Commercial Insurance Associates
  • Danny Brown, V&H Trucks
  • Mike Choat, Railroad Controls, Ltd.
  • Zach Hansen, Rocla
  • Bob Hirte, Hamilton Construciton
  • Phil McDonald, Koppers
  • Scott Norman, Herzog Contracting Corporation
  • Dave Stein, Holland Company
 

NRC Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for the oversight of NRC finances and investments.
 
  • Jim Hansen, Railworks - Chair
  • Chris Daloisio, Railroad Constructors
  • Scott Geohri, HDR Engineering
  • Greg Lippard, L.B. Foster Co.
 

NRC Scholarship Committee

The NRC Scholarship Committee is responsible for setting the criteria for and evaluating NRC Scholarship applications. NRC Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of each school year.
 
  • Steve Bolte, Danella - Chair
  • Charley Chambers, Hanson Professional Services Inc.
  • Joe Daloisio, Railroad Construction Co., Inc.
  • Scott Goehri, HDR
  • Daniel Stout, STX Railroad Construction Services
  • Mischa Wanek-Libman, RT&S/Railway Age Magazine
 

NRC/RTOA Labor Committee

The Labor Relations Committee is responsible for the administration of the Rail Transportation and Operation Agreement (RTOA). The RTOA has been negotiated by NRC members on behalf of those NRC contractor members who are signatory to the agreement with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA Local #773) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE Local #150). The RTOA is a service available to NRC members who are looking for a high-quality labor agreement that will allow them to perform rail construction and maintenance-of-way work productively and efficiently.
  • Mark Brown, RailWorks Corporation - Chair
  • Jim Daloisio, Railroad Construction Company of South Jersey
  • Linda Laurello, Delta Railroad Construction
 

NRC Auction Committee:

The Auction Committee organizes, promotes and executes the NRC’s annual construction and maintenance equipment auction. The auction provides an opportunity for NRC members to buy and sell quality used rail construction equipment. A portion of the proceeds from the auction are used to fund the NRC’s Safety, Training and Education Programs, including the ongoing safety training DVD series.
  • Thomas Blackmon, Blackmon Auctions
  • Danny Brown, V&H Trucks
  • Mark Gaffney, Stacy and Witbeck
  • Jay Gowan, Harsco Rail
  • Paul Laurello, Delta Railroad Construction
  • Dean Mackey, Progress Rail Services
  • Greg Spilker, Progress Rail Equipment Leasing
 

Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC)

RSAC is a mechanism created to address the need for a more cooperative approach to FRA rulemaking. Officially established in 1996, RSAC is composed of representatives from all facets of the railroad industry, from railroads to labor to industry associations. It is chaired by the FRA Associate Administrator for Safety. NRC is a voting member on RSAC.  Through the RSAC process we help to ensure the creation of effective regulatory regimes that do not impose undue burdens on rail contractors. NRC sits on a number of RSAC Working Groups created to deal with the specifics of certain RSAC tasks.