Field Employee of the Year

The NRC’s annual Field Employee of the Year Award recognizes a field employee employed by a contractor member companies who exhibits exemplary performance during the year.

The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor the rail contracting employee who has demonstrated the most dedication and excellence in his/her field The NRC Field Employee of the Year goes above and beyond what is required of him/her on a regular basis, demonstrates innovation and perseverance, is a team leader, and a great asset to the company. He/she must also possess a strong commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.

  • Eligibility - Any field employee of an NRC Member Company is eligible for the award. Only one award will be given to the employee who best addresses the stated criteria.
  • Application – The NRC is now accepting submissions for the 2022 awards through October 3, 2022.
    The 2022 Field Employee of the Year Application, which includes the application, criteria and submission instructions, is posted at this link.
  • Deadline – The deadline for 2022 applications was the close of business on October 3, 2022.
  • Award Winners

2021 - Bill Lenhart, Regional Manager, RailWorks Track Systems - Learn more

2020 - Mickey Tomlin, Vice President of Field Operations, Herzog - Learn more

2019 - Shelby Conrad, Track Manager, Skanska USA - Learn more

2017 - Phil Hutton, Track Manager, Universal Rail Systems (URS)

2016 - Greg Dunn, Project Manager, Herzog Contracting Corp.

2015 - Dennis Riggs, General Superintendent, Railroad Construction Company of South Jersey

2014 - Mike Spalding, Track Superintendent, Stacy and Witbeck

2013 - Craig Almont, Hamilton Construction

2012 - Dave Friehl, General Superintendent/Construction Manager, Herzog Contracting Corp.

 2011 - Anthony MacIsaac, Railroad Construction Company

What our members say…

The NRC Auction is held at the perfect time with work just starting up, and it’s a great place to connect with contractors and suppliers. It offers an alternative to buying newer equipment. Many times, you have the chance to find unique equipment that is not manufactured anymore along with parts for both older and newer equipment models.

Greg Spilker

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Maintenance of Way Equipment Solutions

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