This expert has had over 28 years of experience in all aspects of hazardous materials railroad and railroad customer operations. This experience includes in-depth knowledge of tank cars and managing railcar fleets for railroad and non-railroad owners/leasors; i.e., managing fleet movement, inspecting rail/tank cars, managing the maintenance of the rail/tank cars, and responding to derailments. This expert also has experience with hazmat tankcar loading/unloading procedures; producing and instructing hazmat regulatory required classes for railroad and non-railroad employees; and producing and instructing railroad operations regulatory required classes to various shortline railroads.
Location: Northern Idaho
Certified: Hazardous Materials General Awareness and Emergency Response Instructor for the State of Idaho's Bureau of Homeland Security and the State of Idaho's Fire Services Technology Group.
Certified: Tank Car Specialist by the Security and Emergency Response Training Center in Pueblo, CO.
Former: General Manager - St. Maries River Railroad Company
Former: Train Dispatcher - St. Maries River Railroad Company
Former: Railroad Conductor - St. Maries River Railroad Company
Former: Safety/Operations/Hazmat Instructor - Various Railroad
Former: Railcar Fleet Manager (movement/inspections/maintenance) -
Various corporations - fleets of: 350 hazmat tank cars; 720 hazmat
tank cars; and 600 boxcars and centerbeam railcars.
Former: Hazardous Materials and Safety Instructor - National Pulp,
Paper, and Chemical Corporation
Current: Owner - Consulting/Training Company