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.
2019 - Shelby Conrad, Track Manager, Skanska USA
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
I am really proud to have followed in my father’s footsteps who shaped and engrained in me the importance of the NRC and getting involved. (The NRC) through friendships and dialogue with fellow competitors, relationships with the supply community, and with a vision that private railroad contractors could and would have a seat at the table when it came to building and maintaining our country’s railroad infrastructure … and that we could and would do it safely, efficiently, profitably, and of the highest quality.
Retiree, 2020 NRC Hall of Fame Inductee
RailWorks Track Systems, Inc.