Our Committees

NRC members take an active role on 10 committees to direct the association’s guidelines, policies and operations.

Want to get involved? Apply to join a NRC committee by completing this application.

NRC Executive Committee

The NRC’s Executive Committee directs the association staff and leads its Board of Directors.

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

Chairman

)

Curtis

Bilow

,

Ames Construction

(

Secretary-Treasurer

)

Lisa

Roberts

,

Omaha Track

(

Vice Chairwoman

)

Steve

Bolte

,

Danella Companies

(

Past Chairman

)

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.

Daniel

Daugherty

,

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc.

(

Chairman

)

Danny

Brown

,

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc.

(

Past Chairman

)

George

Willams

,

Herzog

(

)

Thomas

Blackmon

,

Blackmon Auctions

(

)

Mike

Green

,

Stacy and Witbeck

(

)

Paul

Laurello

,

Delta Railroad Construction

(

)

Dale

Morgan

,

RailWorks Corp.

(

)

Greg

Spilker

,

MOW Equipment Solutions, LLC.

(

)

NRC Education Committee

The Education Committee recognizes that having a well-trained workforce is paramount for the success of our industry. Our mission is to support member companies by investing in railroad-related educational programs that will both attract the next generation and educate the current workforce to the high standards upheld by our association as well as prepare for future industry advancements.

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NRC Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides the oversight, guidance, analysis and direction of the financial well-being of the NRC, including both the NRC operating funds and all reserve and investment assets. The committee reviews NRC financials quarterly, making recommendations as needed, and decide on the overall strategy and direction of the NRC investment assets with close adherence to the NRC Invest Policy Statement.

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

Chairman

)

Steve

Bolte

,

Danella Companies

(

)

Curtis

Bilow

,

Ames Construction

(

)

James

Hansen

,

Herzog

(

)

NRC Golf Committee

The Golf Committee is focused on planning a positive outing in conjunction with the annual conference that is appealing to participants, makes efficient use of the funds, and does not waste money.

George

Caric

,

George W. Caric Consulting

(

Chairman

)

Chris

Caric

,

Plasser American

(

)

NRC Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee refines and presents a concise message of the NRC’s value to our Member companies, to the railway community and to related policy and regulatory entities. This message promotes a clearer understanding of the NRC’s role and direction, drives membership and participation, and presents a call to action in support of our industry and its customers. The Committee utilizes a broad range of current media channels while maintaining inclusive and current content in our pursuit of impactful communications.

Russ

Gehl

,

Holland LP

(

Chairman

)

Kirk

Bastyr

,

Progressive Railroading Magazine

(

)

Amanda

Florante

,

RailWorks

(

)

Mischa

Wanek-Libman

,

Mass Transit Magazine

(

)

NRC membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for supporting the mission, vision and purpose of the NRC. The Membership Committee collaborates with the NRC Board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. The NRC Membership committee is dedicated to achieving universal recognition for the heavy, commuter and transit rail contracting industry to improve the awareness, knowledge, and the many benefits the NRC has to offer its members.

Chase

Armstrong

,

R.J. Corman

(

Chairman

)

David

Grun

,

EVRAZ

(

Co-Chairman

)

Nick

Delmonico

,

IntegriCo

(

)

Don

Herbert

,

Tensar

(

)

Ryan

Kassen

,

Custom Truck Source

(

)

Sal

LaCorte

,

SERCO Loaders

(

)

Kevin

LaValley

,

RailTrucks

(

)

Tony

Swedin

,

SEMA Construction

(

)

Wayne

Wendel

,

Oldcastle

(

)

NRC Policy & Legislative Committee

The Policy & Legislative Committee provides direction and oversight over the association’s advocacy efforts. This includes supporting policies and legislative efforts that help to protect and enhance the goals and priorities of the rail contracting and supplier industry. The Committee oversees the NRC grassroots program, fundraising efforts, coalition activity, and other activities that help to implement the NRC’s legislative objectives. The Committee takes direction from and reports back to the NRC Board at regular intervals.

Craig

Ebersold

,

Herzog

(

)

Kevin

Hicks

,

TranSystems

(

Chairman

)

Brandon

Hinson

,

PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.

(

)

Bob

Hirte

,

Hamilton Construction

(

)

Jon Michael

McGrath

,

McGrath Rail

(

)

Craig

Morgan

,

Ames Construction

(

)

Scott

Norman

,

Herzog

(

)

Alanna

Strohecker

,

AECOM

(

)

NRC RTOA 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

(

Chairman

)

Jim

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., of South Jersey

(

)

Linda

Laurello

,

Delta Railroad Construction

(

)

Bill "W.C."

Morren

,

US Trackworks LLC

(

)

NRC Safety Committee

The Safety Committee promotes and communicates a positive safety culture and industry best practices with all member companies through group collaboration, safety material production and educational recommendations.

Erika

Bruhnke

,

RailPros

(

Chairwoman

)

Dave

Bergstrom

,

Ragnar Benson

(

NRC Board Liaison

)

Brian

Lane

,

Railroad Construction Co.

(

)

Matthew

Rossing

,

Loram

(

)

Carmen

Garozzo

,

Bergmann Associates

(

)

Tom

Gilman

,

Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey/RCC

(

)

Casey

Long

,

Ragnar Benson

(

)

Alan

Montoria

,

Modern Railway Systems

(

)

Gerry

Peppmuller

,

Herzog

(

)

Nick

Powell

,

Granite Construction

(

)

Trey

Rowe

,

Herzog

(

)

Ernesto

Scarpitti

,

Delta Railroad Co.

(

)

Jeff

Stone

,

Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.

(

)

Jeff

Tippetts

,

Balfour Beatty

(

)

NRC Scholarship Committee

The NRC Scholarship Committee provides an annual benefit to all NRC member companies by encouraging and aiding those seeking tuition assistance for an undergraduate education. The program is designed to provide a predetermined financial amount to the children and grand-children of a full-time employee of a member company through an official application submission and a thorough review and grading conducted by a Committee chosen by the Committee Chair, NRC President, and NRC Chairman and Executive Committee. Winners are chosen, anonymously based on the highest point total achieved from grades,work/activities, essay, personal narrative. Awards are made directly to the winners.

Maggie

Vuono

,

TraConcepts, LLC

(

Co-Chairwoman

)

Matt

Violin

,

NARSTCO

(

Co-Chairman

)

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

)

Jerry

Darnaby

,

Truss LLC.

(

)

Chris

Caric

,

Plasser American

(

)

Colleen

Leonardo

,

Railway Equipment Company

(

)

Daniel

Stout

,

STX Railroad Construction Services

(

)

Mischa

Wanek-Libman

,

Mass Transit Magazine

(

)

NRC Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee serves to provide education and resources to address the ever changing sustainability/EGS landscape within the railway industry.  Our mission is to provide all member companies with a resource to understand global requirements and trends  and to ensure continuous improvement of our industry and the customers we serve.

Brett

Urquhart

,

Martinus North America

(

Co-Chairman

)

Ben

Christian

,

Herzog

(

Co-Chairman

)

Dave

Bergstrom

,

Ragnar Benson

(

)

Morayma

Da Silva

,

William Charles Construction Co., LLC.

(

)

Tiffany

Wenrich

,

Holland, L.P.

(

)

NRC Technology Committee

The Technology Committee promotes the use of technology to enhance safety and operations for our members and the railroad Industry.

Matthew

Bolte

,

Railway Equipment Co.

(

Co-Chairman

)

Allen

Branham

,

B4 Solutions, LLC.

(

Co-Chairman

)

Eric

Carter

,

Geismar

(

)

Glen

Dargy

,

Herzog

(

)

James

McDonald

,

RailPros

(

)

Shea

McLaughlin

,

CDL Electric Co.

(

)

NRC Transit Committee

The Transit Committee fosters conversations with key transit leaders to promote growth and opportunities for our member companies.  The values and knowledge our members deliver on a daily basis serve to create a more efficient and safe operating environment for all transit agencies. Our message is straightforward; by utilizing competitive work methods and the latest technology we can deliver a better product.

Chris

Daloisio

,

Railroad Constructors

(

)

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

)

Rick

Ebersold

,

Herzog

(

)

Jody

Sims

,

Stacy and Witbeck

(

)

Mischa

Wanek-Libman

,

Mass Transit Magazine

(

)

NRC Veterans Committee

The Veterans Committee will provide veterans with rail industry mentors with the opportunity to have a rewarding career in the rail industry post military service. Committee members will coach and mentor potential candidates according to their rail expertise and facilitate the hiring of United States Armed Service members for NRC member companies.

Bob

Hirte

,

Hamilton Construction

(

Chairman

)

Michele

Maliski

,

SPRING

(

Vice-Chairperson

)

Aaron

Karow

,

Ragnar Benson

(

)

Danny

Brown

,

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc.

(

)

Don

Carlson

,

ModRail Systems

(

)

Shanda

Durbin

,

Herzog

(

)

Kevin

Green

,

RailPros

(

)

Travis

Legare

,

Ames Construction

(

)

Lynda

Malmborg

,

A&K Railroad Materials, Inc.

(

)

Matt

Oakes

,

ModRail Systems

(

)

Ryan

Sullivan

,

ModRail Systems

(

)

Glenn

Walsh

,

Traylor

(

)

What our members say…

“The NRC’s Technology Committee was developed in response to requests by railway engineering leaders for technology solutions that will help generate returns on investment and bottom-line savings. The Committee introduced the ‘Innovation in Technology Award’ to recognize innovative and unique technologies or technological services. The award highlights ways our members are using technology to enhance safety and operations in our industry.”

Allen Branham

President

B4 Solutions LLC

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