Railinc has announced a strategic change in its executive management team to take effect January 1, 2006.
Paul Neville will be Vice President of Information Technology and E. Allen West will be Vice President of Business Services. Both key executives have been with Railinc for seven years, and each will provide cross-disciplined strategic vision as they exchange their existing responsibilities.
The change is another positive step to support Railinc’s continued expansion of its rail management information services with a closely aligned vision across all products and services. This shift is designed to further sharpen Railinc’s focus on satisfying customer needs.
‘We are fortunate to have two very talented and highly experienced professionals in Paul and Allen,’ said Jim W. Gardner, President, in making the announcement. ‘Railinc and its customers will benefit as each business group will have continuity of leadership and new strategic oversight.’
Under their new leadership each business group will continue to develop fresh initiatives while maintaining continuity within the overall Railinc family. ‘Paul and Allen interact regularly and, of course, they’ll be able to discuss issues of increasingly common interest,’ says Gardner. ‘We look forward to providing our customers with new services as a result of this unique exchange of talent.’
Neville joined Railinc in 1999. In addition to leading Business Services, his background includes over 20 years of railroad industry experience in key marketing, operating and business related positions at BNSF, Santa Fe and Conrail. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Rhode Island College and attended graduate school at Drexel University.
West joined Railinc in 1999. He has 20 years of experience in the information technology field with leading transportation sector companies. His positions included Director of Information Technology at Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Inc., and key leadership positions at Tenneco, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Corporation. West holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Systems from James Madison University and an MBA from Old Dominion University.