The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced today that two railway industry professionals have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Chad Anderson, senior vice president operations with Terris Rail Maintenance LLC., and Gary Kohnert, director of North American sales with Loram Maintenance of Way, will begin their service effective immediately.
“The NRC is thrilled have Chad and Gary join our Board of Directors,” says NRC President Ashley Wieland. “They have been active in NRC activities and are well-acquainted with our association.”
“It is important to have a diverse board that represents a broad cross-section of the railway construction and supply community,” notes NRC Chairman Steve Bolte, who serves as vice president of business development North America with Danella Companies. “Chad and Gary bring extensive industry experience to our board and will be invaluable contributors in our mission to make railway construction safer and stronger.”
The newly appointed board members will serve the remaining portion of three-year terms for two prior board members who resigned their positions. To view a complete list of the NRC board of directors, visit: https://www.nrcma.org/nrc-board-of-directors.
The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978, the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policymakers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient.
“The NRC, aside from being the voice and representation of the railroad contracting industry, provides many great benefits to its members. One such benefit is our annual tuition assistance or Scholarship program. Since 2013, the NRC has offered this program to eligible children and grandchildren of NRC member companies. This past year, we were able to provide assistance to (6) students totaling $33,000. It is an honor to be a part of this and is truly gratifying to be able to invest in the futures of these promising students and to consistently hear how much they appreciate it.”
Track Division Manager
Railroad Construction Co.