Leadership

Our leadership team is made up of accomplished executives who offer a broad scope of business experience and industry expertise.

Our Team

Behind every RailWorks success is a team of industry veterans leading the charge. Meet the people guiding North America’s rail authority.

RailWorks Corporation

 

Kevin Riddett

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Kevin Riddett joined RailWorks Corporation in 2016 with more than 30 years of industry experience developing and leading transportation-related enterprises across North America and in Europe. He previously served as President of the Siemens Mobility Division, where he was responsible for Siemen’s North American transportation portfolio of companies, including rolling stock, rail automation, rail electrification, intelligent traffic management systems and rail service businesses. Prior to this position, Kevin served as CEO of Invensys Rail, which was acquired by Siemens. He also served as president and CEO of the North American tire and global fiber optic businesses of Pirelli & Co. He has held executive positions with Ansaldo STS USA, Union Switch and Signal and Transcontrol Corporation. Kevin graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Justice.

Veronica Lubatkin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Veronica Lubatkin joined RailWorks in 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance and accounting, risk management and information technology. During her tenure at RailWorks, she has championed significant change across the business, including the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that integrated more than a dozen previously independent systems. Prior to joining RailWorks, she served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. and held executive management positions with Schering-Plough Corporation. Veronica began her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Greg Coleman

Corporate Director, HSE

Greg Coleman has 25 years of experience in the transportation and railroad industries. He currently oversees Health, Safety and Environmental and Safety at RailWorks. Prior to RailWorks, he has held similar roles at several companies, including CSX Railroad, Flint Hills Resources, Waste Management Corp. and Chemtrade Logistics. He has also led the successful implementation of OSHA’s VPP, developed operating rules & procedures, ISO 9002/14000 processes, Management of Change and Behavior Based Safety programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and several industry specific certifications.

Bob Cummings

VP, Chief Information Officer

Bob Cummings is responsible for all information technology and systems functions for RailWorks Corp. and its subsidiaries, including shared application and infrastructure services. He joined RailWorks in 2011 with more than 30 years of experience employing information technology to transform and drive process improvements throughout mid-sized enterprises. Before coming to RailWorks, Bob helped direct information technology initiatives for several notable media companies, including Harper Collins, Newscorp, Primedia, Hachette Filipacchi Media and CBS. Bob holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a BS in Mathematics from Iona College.

Harry Glantz

Senior Vice President, HR

Harry Glantz joined RailWorks in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for RailWorks Corp. Prior to that he was CHRO of OHL NA, the $1 billion North American division of the international construction and engineering company Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL Group) headquartered in Madrid, Spain. His industry experience has included energy with Valero Energy Corporation, manufacturing and distribution with CBS/Steinway Piano, technology and entertainment with GT Interactive Software/Atari and services with Itochu International. 

Glenn Hartrick

Director of Procurement and Strategic Planning

Glenn Hartrick joined RailWorks in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Procurement and Strategic Planning.   He has held various leadership positions across finance and accounting, including responsibilities for employee and risk management. Currently he is responsible for the procurement function, equipment and fleet, as well as employee benefits.  He also held positions at AkzoNobel and Aon. Glenn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration [MBA] from Seton Hall University and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Houston. 

Jason Lauffer

Vice President, Business Development

Jason came to RailWorks in 2017 with more than 20 years of rail-transit industry experience. He is responsible for developing and executing RailWorks’ business development growth strategy across the entire corporation. Prior to joining RailWorks, Jason served as Vice President of Business Development for Bureau Veritas NA, a testing, inspection and certification services firm, where was responsible for business development for the North American rail and transit market. He also has held positions with Thales Transport & Security, Mitsubishi Electric, Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transportation. He is a certified electrical engineer, earning his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Point Park University.

Benjamin D. Levy

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ben Levy joined RailWorks in 2011 with an accomplished record of legal and management experience in transportation, business and finance. As General Counsel, Ben is responsible for all legal matters for RailWorks Corporation and its subsidiaries. He has previously served as both outside and in-house counsel and held management positions in corporate and legal organizations. Before coming to RailWorks, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Maersk Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, a conglomerate whose activities include a variety of transportation-related businesses. Ben earned a BA from Haverford College and a JD degree from The George Washington University Law School.

Anthony Musa

CEO, NARSTCO

Anthony Musa leads NARSTCO Inc., which manufactures steel ties and turnout sets, the most cost effective and preferred standard for track, turnout and yard applications for Class I railroads, short line railroads and industrial rail plants. NARSTCO is based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Tony has been an active advocate in the railroad business with 18 years of industry experience. During this time, he has held various executive leadership positions in engineering, sales, marketing and operations management with railway signaling and track companies such as Invensys Rail (Siemens Rail Automation) and Vossloh prior to joining NARSTCO in 2017. Under his customer focused direction, NARSTCO has enhanced its operations and experienced notable growth in North America. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Business Administration from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY.

Transit & Systems

 

Ben D'Alessandro

President, L.K. Comstock & Company, Inc.

New York Division President, RailWorks Transit, Inc.

Ben D'Alessandro came to RailWorks Corporation in 1999 with extensive management and rail-transit operating experience. In 2000, he was named executive vice president of L.K. Comstock & Company. He also serves as president of RailWorks Transit, Inc. During his decade as president of the company's New York operations, he reinforced L.K. Comstock's reputation as the principal electrical contractor for the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York. He has overseen more than $1 billion in new construction and rehabilitation transit work and implemented new technologies for the New York City Transit Authority. Prior to joining RailWorks, he served in top management positions at F&V Metro Contracting and Impulse Enterprises, both established contractors serving the rail-transit industry. He also held a management position at Arthur Andersen.

Mark N. Patterson

President, L.K. Comstock National Transit, Inc.

Mark Patterson leads L.K. Comstock National Transit, which specializes in performing design support, engineering and installation, testing, start-up and maintenance services for mass transit systems throughout the United States, outside the Greater New York area. He has 30 years of operations management experience focusing on the rail and power industries in both the United States and Great Britain. He came to L.K. Comstock in 2006 and has served as Vice President of Operations, overseeing the successful completion of numerous major transit systems projects, including in the Dallas and Seattle metropolitan areas as well as at Washington Dulles and Miami international airports. He has held leadership posts with Balfour Beatty in its rail and construction divisions and held key roles with Reyrolle Limited and Balfour Kilpatrick Ltd. Under his leadership, L.K. Comstock has achieved exemplary safety performance and continued its national expansion.

John Brohm

Executive Vice President, PNR RailWorks

John Brohm joined RailWorks in 2017 and is responsible for PNR RailWorks’ Track, Signal & Communications, GO Transit Maintenance and Major Projects divisions in Ontario. He brings to PNR RailWorks more than 30 years of experience leading enterprises in the transit and rail industry. Prior to joining RailWorks John served as President & CEO of Thales Transport & Security. He also has held prior leadership positions with Alcatel Transport Automation (U.S.), Inc. John earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Queens University in Kingston, ON and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Track

 

John Young

Executive Vice President, Track

John Young came to RailWorks in 2014 in the role of Executive Vice President. He is responsible for leading U.S. Track operations, comprised of RailWorks Track Systems, RailWorks Track Services and RailWorks Maintenance of Way, as well as corporate safety, equipment and project management departments. John has leadership capabilities and extensive experience in transportation and heavy civil works projects developed over 20 years working for the United States Army and several contractors, including Kiewit and Zachry Construction. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President at Zachry Construction, John contributed to its geographic expansion, revenue growth and exemplary safety performance while implementing operational best practices. John earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and later completed the Executive MBA program at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Bill King

Senior Vice President, North America Track

Bill King is responsible for RailWorks’ Major Projects Division as well as its Track regional operations in Eastern Canada, which performs rail-transit and railroad construction and maintenance services. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Bill is an accomplished track construction leader with specific expertise in rail-transit applications. He began his career with Comtrak, which was acquired by RailWorks in 1998 and now operates as RailWorks Track Services. He has led complex, multi-faceted rail-transit construction projects for transit lines and airports across North America, including commuter, light and heavy rail, streetcar and automated people mover (APM) applications.

Richard Carney

Senior Vice President, North America Track

Richard Carney is responsible for all aspects of four RailWorks Track operating regions throughout the Western and Central United States and Canada. He is a railroad construction industry veteran, with nearly 30 years of experience. Richard began his career as a Foreman on the San Joaquin division of Southern Pacific Railway, a Class I railroad. In the early ‘90s, he joined Amtrak, where he held various engineering management positions in California, including Resident Engineer of Track & Structures and Assistant Division Engineer of Track & Structures. Since joining RailWorks in 2000, he has held a range of management positions with progressively more responsibility. He most recently served as Vice President of RailWorks Track Systems, with responsibility for railroad and rail-transit construction and maintenance projects of all scopes and sizes throughout the Western and Central United States.

Jay Gowan

Senior Vice President, Track

Jay Gowan serves as the Senior Vice President, Track. A third generation railroader, he has been working in the industry since 1994. He got his start in the railroad industry with the Ohio Central Railroad as a track laborer. After his stay with the Ohio Central, he held a sales & estimating position with Atlas Railroad Construction Company. Moving from Atlas, Jay spent five years with Hartford & Associates, a manufacturing representative company as a Territory Sales Manager. Following this position, Jay served as the Vice President of Operations at Roadway Worker Services, a welding contractor. After RWS, Jay spent eleven years with Harsco Rail as a Regional Vice President leading operations, sales and business strategy development. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a business double major in Management and Marketing.

R.T. Swindall

Vice President, RailWorks Maintenance of Way

R.T. Swindall is responsible for leading RailWorks Maintenance of Way, a RailWorks Corporation subsidiary that provides maintenance-of-way (MOW) services for Class I and short line railroads throughout the United States and Canada. Since joining RailWorks in 2012, R.T. has overseen all MOW operations and successfully expanded the depth, scope and geographic reach of company’s portfolio of MOW services. R.T. is a veteran railroad professional, with more than 30 years of industry MOW services experience. He previously served as Director of Operations East with Balfour Beatty Rail worked in an operation management position with Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.

Tim Orlandi

Vice President and General Manager

Tim Orlandi came to RailWorks in 2012 and has more than 35 years of signals & communication experience in the railroad industry. He is responsible for signals & communications projects throughout the United States, including highway warning systems, wayside signals, classification yards, Positive Train Control (PTC) and Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) installations. Prior to joining RailWorks, Tim spent his entire career in the CSX Transportation signal organization where he most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer. Tim has extensive expertise with signal system technology and implementations in a range of railroad environments. His broad industry experience has given him a thorough understanding of working not only with Class I railroads, but also interfacing with short line and passenger rail lines.