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Railroad Safety, Training, Regulatory, and Railroad Root Cause Investigation Expert

Technical Consultant #2523


Expertise

Summary

Railroad industry veteran with executive level and professional experience. Global operations experience in railway freight logistics, compliance, and training standards. Implement high performance work culture that consistently achieves B2B success in a $30 Billion industry.  Leader in railroad safety and training operations with strong focus on government and employer set compliance, International, and military railroad operations.            

  • Railroad Compliance Expert
  • Railroad Training Expert
  • Railroad Safety Professional
  • Federal Railroad Administration Liaising Expert
  • Project Management
  • Military Railroad Training Consultant
  • Railroad Operations Expert
  • Railroad Expert Witness
  • GCOR / NORAC / Canadian Operating Rules Expert
  • Executive Operations Management
  • Strategic Planning and forecasting/ ERP and SaaS experience
  • Process Improvement
  • Lean/Six Sigma practices and Implementation
  • ISO/OSHA/FEMA/FRA/DOT Requirements and Training
  • P&L; Budget, Cost Savings
  • Project Management
  • Multi-plant/site Management

Expert Witness

  • Crossing grade collision with vehicle
  • Train-to-train collision
  • Railroad employee injury
  • Railyard injury to employee
  • Railroad maintenance shop injury to employee
  • Railroad “slips, trips and falls” incidents

Experience

R.S. LLC, 2012 - Present

VP Operations, 2019-Current 

  • Oversee operations and sales department. 
  • Drive compliance standards and review safety and training metrics for clients.
  • Ensure that project deadlines are met. 
  • Serve as Expert Witness
  • Provide leadership and support to drive profitable sales and results in operations through analysis, design and  implementation.  
  • Develop and implement methods and systems to control operating costs. 
  • Full P&L responsibilities. 
  • Ensure that the overall marketing and sales efforts are integrated with the Business Development, Operations and Estimating processes.  
  • Analyze and provide strategic recommendations to marketing and sales plans for market sectors, including concepts such as opportunity map, target accounts, forecast, sales strategies and tactics.  
  • Review and improve KPI and performance metrics throughout company and within client specific operations. 
  • Build strategic operations teams to meet client needs across North America. 
  • Represent company at trade shows. 
  • Negotiate and build contract and oversee proposals department. 
  • Handle all military and government contracts. 
  • Act as POC for FRA / NTSB and regulatory agencies. 

Director of Operations, 2018 – 2019 

  • Oversee operations and training efficiency. 
  • Ensure that project deadlines are met. 
  • Update shareholders and ensure timely delivery of service. 
  • Develop, maintain and improve reporting as it relates to key terminal KPIs 
  • P&L budgeting for client rail safety and training operations and with company.
  • Plan and implement client turnaround times for employment. 
  • Expand client portfolios by working with BDM through B2B outlets. 
  • Assess and improve metrics via scorecards. 
  • Oversee Sales department and maintain 99%  annual client retention. 
  • Report company / division scorecards. 
  • Ensure customer compliance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations. 

Sr. Manager of Operations, 2016 – 2018 

  • Lead international railway operations in performance metrics, training standards, auditing, government  compliance and contract negotiation.  
  • SOP writing and risk analysis IAW FRA and OSHA standards. 
  • Change management and restructuring for client operations. 
  • Conduct training course for railway safety and operations.
  • Attract, retain and hire talent utilizing QMS. 

BNSF Railway, Houston, TX. Conductor, RCO, Yardmaster, Foreman, 2015 - 2016 

  • Managed crews at 6 different rail sites throughout Texas. 
  • Improved switching efficiency and operations utilizing lean methodology. 
  • Trained new hires during their OJT. 
  • Delivered customer satisfaction via on-time delivery. 
  • Coordinated with yardmasters to ensure the building of freight trains into federal compliance. 
  • Audited crews for safety and efficiency. 
  • Ensure that HAZMAT was properly identified and stored. 
  • Distribute waybills and BOL to client facilities. 
  • Assist with new hire training. 

Rescar, Baytown, TX. Railway Safety Manager, 2014 - 2015 

  • Maintained all HSE material for the regional sites. 
  • Generated new training material for our training managers to teach new hires. 
  • Spearheaded incident investigations with RCA and LPSA. 
  • Reduced liability for company and clients by leading the way in safety and operations development via behavioral data trending.  
  • Travel to new sites for new site project planning IAW company safety policy. 
  • Ensure that all SOP's were following regulatory standards to include 49 CFR. 

BNSF Railway, Galveston TX. Conductor, Switchman, 2011 - 2014                                                                     

  • Switch Railcars
  • Transport trains locally.

United States Army Active Duty (Including Reserve), 2006 - 2014 

  • Military Police

Honors & Publications


Languages 

  • English (Native)
  • Spanish (Conversational)
  • German (Beginner)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Corporate Partners
  • United Transportation Union
  • British Petroleum

Awards

  • Army Commendation Medal
  • .National Defense Service Medal
  • Overseas Training Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Achievement of Excellence Award – RSC
  • Rising Star Award- RSC
  • Employee Safety Award – BNSF
  • Gold SOI Safety Audit Award - RescarArmed Forces Reserve Medal

Education

  • LSSB: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Management and Strategy Institute 
  • AT-1 Transportation Security- USDOD
  • IS00800b: National Response Framework – FEMA
  • Emergency Management – FEMA
  • PL: Project Management - Cornell University College of Engineering
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