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RailWorks Restructures Corporate, Track Group


RailWorks Corp., North America’s leader in rail track construction and maintenance services, has made a series of executive-level organizational changes designed to better respond to customer requests and streamline corporate operations.

RailWorks has reorganized its corporate structure in the rail construction and maintenance business into two divisions – Large Projects and Track Maintenance and Services Group.

John Young, who has been with RailWorks since 2014, was named President of the Large Projects division. Young has extensive experience in transportation and heavy civil works projects developed over 20 years working for the U.S. Army and several contractors. The Large Projects division will focus on the execution and pursuit of large-scale track construction and signal projects for railroad and transit customers across North America.

Richard Carney, a 30-year railroad industry veteran who joined RailWorks in 2000, will lead the new Track Group as Executive Vice President, responsible for growing the company’s regional and maintenance branch business in the United States and Canada and the RailWorks Maintenance of Way division.

Jason Lauffer, who joined RailWorks in 2017 as Vice President of Business Development, was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, taking the lead role in developing and deploying the long-term strategic business vision and corporate strategy; identifying priorities and objectives; and developing and communicating growth plans.

Chris Maynard has joined RailWorks company HSQ Technology as Senior Vice President, based in Northern California. Maynard joins RailWorks and HSQ after more than 20 years at Siemens Mobility, where he held increasingly more senior IT positions. Most recently, he was Vice President, Service Business, which experienced exceptional growth and portfolio expansion over the last 8 years during his tenure.

Glenn Hartrick, who joined RailWorks in 2010, was promoted to Vice President, Procurement, leading the company’s procurement activities, equipment and fleet management and employee benefits. Hartrick has held various leadership positions across finance and accounting, including treasurer.

Kevin Riddett, RailWorks CEO, said these changes will position the company for continued growth in 2019 and beyond. “With this structure, we will be able to put forth to the market a unified approach in bidding and executing on large projects. All of this, in turn, will solidify our reputation as an industry leader and a respected company to customers, partners and future employees,” Riddett said.