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.

James

Hansen

,

Herzog

(

Chairman

)

Steve

Bolte

,

Danella Companies

(

Vice Chairman

)

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

Secretary-Treasurer

)

Mike

Choat

,

Wabtec

(

Immediate 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.

Danny

Brown

,

1435Rail

(

Chairman

)

Deric

Berry

,

Herzog Contracting

(

)

Thomas

Blackmon

,

Blackmon Auctions

(

)

Daniel

Daugherty

,

Progress Rail Services

(

)

Jay

Gowan

,

RailWorks Corporation

(

)

Matt

Harbison

,

Continental Railworks

(

)

Paul

Laurello

,

Delta Railroad Construction

(

)

Greg

Spilker

,

Encore Rail Systems

(

)

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.

Daniel

Stout

,

STX Railroad Construction Services

(

Chairman

)

Erika

Bruhnke

,

RailPros

(

)

Maggie

Vuono

,

Holland LP

(

)

Tim

Bryan

,

NESCO Rentals

(

)

Brett

Urquhart

,

Vossloh

(

)

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

(

)

Mike

Choat

,

Wabtec

(

)

Chris

Daloisio

,

Railroad Constructors

(

)

James

Hansen

,

Herzog

(

)

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

,

Railway Equipment Co.

(

Chairman

)

Kirk

Bastyr

,

Progressive Railroading Magazine

(

)

Curtis

Bilow

,

Ames Construction

(

)

Steve

Coleman

,

Pandrol

(

)

Amanda

Florante

,

Siemens

(

)

Zach

Hansen

,

Vossloh

(

)

Jody

Sims

,

Stacy and Witbeck

(

)

Mischa

Wanek-Libman

,

Mass Transit Magazine

(

)

Jack

Wilson

,

RailWorks Corporation

(

)

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.

Jody

Sims

,

Stacy and Witbeck

(

Chairman

)

Nick

Delmonico

,

Encore Rail Systems

(

)

Matt

Harbison

,

Continental Railworks

(

)

Bob

Hirte

,

Hamilton Construction

(

)

Bill

Hjelholt

,

HDR

(

)

Bill

Kassen

,

Custom Truck

(

)

Joe

Leaf

,

Harsco Rail

(

)

Lisa

Roberts

,

Omaha Track

(

)

Dave

Stein

,

I&E Railroad Services

(

)

Alanna

Strohecker

,

AECOM

(

)

Grant

Vale

,

Allied Track Services

(

)

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.

Curtis

Bilow

,

Ames Construction

(

Chairman

)

Kevin

Hicks

,

TranSystems

(

)

Bob

Hirte

,

Hamilton Construction

(

)

Alanna

Strohecker

,

AECOM

(

)

John

Tudor

,

RJ Corman

(

)

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

(

Chariman

)

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.

Greg

Coleman

,

RailWorks Corp.

(

Chairman

)

Dave

Bergstrom

,

Ragnar Benson

(

NRC Board Liaison

)

Brian

Lane

,

Railroad Construction Co.

(

)

Matthew

Rossing

,

Loram

(

)

David

Armstrong

,

Commercial Insurance Associates

(

)

Stanley

Beaver

,

Balfour Beatty Rail

(

)

Rick

Bellew

,

RailPros

(

)

Sally

Boven

,

Reflective Apparel Factory

(

)

Steve

Coleman

,

Pandrol

(

)

Mike

DeLance

,

Kiewit Infrastructure Co.

(

)

Joe

Dixon III

,

NESCO

(

)

Chip

Frazier

,

HDR Engineering

(

)

Carmen

Garozzo

,

Bergmann Associates

(

)

Tom

Gilman

,

Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey/RCC

(

)

Pete

Kane

,

Herzog Railroad Services

(

)

Casey

Long

,

Ragnar Benson

(

)

Jake

Lowney

,

Granite Construction

(

)

Alan

Montoria

,

RCL/Wabtec

(

)

Katie

Nance

,

Stacy & Witbeck

(

)

Trent

Newton

,

Herzog Contracting Corp.

(

)

Trey

Rowe

,

Herzog Railroad Services

(

)

Ernesto

Scarpitti

,

Delta Railroad Co.

(

)

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 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.

Zach

Hansen

,

Vossloh

(

Chairman

)

Eric

Carter

,

Harsco

(

)

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

)

Jerry

Darnaby

,

Truss LLC.

(

)

Matt

Violin

,

NARSTCO

(

)

Maggie

Vuono

,

Holland LP

(

)

Mischa

Wanek-Libman

,

Mass Transit Magazine

(

)

NRC Technology Committee

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

Allen

Branham

,

Harsco

(

Chairman

)

Eric

Carter

,

Harsco

(

)

Glen

Dargy

,

Herzog

(

)

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.

Marc

Hackett

,

Lorman Maintenance of Way

(

Chariman

)

Larry

Laurello

,

Delta Railroad Construction

(

Co-Chariman

)

Chris

Daloisio

,

Railroad Constructors

(

)

Joe

Daloisio

,

Railroad Construction Co., Inc.

(

)

Rick

Ebersold

,

Herzog Services

(

)

James

Hansen

,

Herzog

(

)

Scott

Norman

,

Herzog Contracting Corporation

(

)

Jody

Sims

,

Stacy and Witbeck

(

)

What our members say…

“The NRC provides an amplified and unified message for regulatory and legislative issues that impact railroad contractors and suppliers.”

Nick Jenks

Regional Sales Manager

Steel Dynamics Sales North America, Inc.

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