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Expert in Railroad Accidents, Railroad Cars, Railroad Injury, Railroad Engineering, Railroad Crashes, Railroad Safety, Railroad Crossing, etc.

Expert ID: 736017 North Carolina, USA

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With nearly 10 years of hands on railroad safety and training operations, I have successfully handled rail equipment, built trains, delivered trains, enforced rail safety policies, written and implemented industry practices and standards across North America, liaised with the FRA (Government), led Root Cause Analysis and incident investigations, trained and have wrote training and safety policies for numerous railroad companies across North America and am currently employed by a leading Railway Safety Company. My experience is backed with my robust hands on knowledge of subject matter and is paired with the my ability to interact with all railroad practices and policies spanning North America. I work with many different industry professionals and stand by my ability to lead in safety and training specific to the railroad industry. I am a member of American Corporate Partners and previously a member of the United Transportation Union. As a former member of the US Military I hold myself to a higher standard for tact and honesty.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh - Houston

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2020 Degree: Professional Certificate Subject: Project Management Institution: Cornell University College of Engineering
Year: 2018 Degree: Professional Certificate Subject: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt / Kaizen Institution: Management and Strategy Institute
Year: 2015 Degree: Professional Certificate Subject: Law Enforcement Institution: United States Army School of Military Police

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Operations North America Department: Railway Operations Responsibilities: Oversee operations and sales department.
-Ensure that project deadlines are met.  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.
Years: 2018 to 2018 Employer: Railway Safety Consultants LLC Title: Director of Operations Department: Operations Responsibilities: 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 of $10 million annually.
-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 compliance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations.
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: Railway Safety Consultants LLC Title: Sr. Manager of Operations Department: Operations / Training Responsibilities: Lead international railway operations in performance metrics, training
standards, auditing, government compliance and contract negotiation.
-SOP writing and risk analysis IAW ISO and OSHA standards.
-Change management and restructuring for client operations.
-Attract, retain and hire talent utilizing QMS.
-P&L budgeting of $2.2 million annually.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: BNSF Railway Title: Conductor, RCO / Yardmaster Department: Operations TYE Responsibilities: 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.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Rescar Title: Railway Safety Manager Department: Safety Responsibilities: -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 in compliance with regulatory affairs to include 49 CFR.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: BNSF Railway Title: Conductor Department: Operations Responsibilities: Build, switch, deliver and handle trains.
Years: 2006 to 2014 Employer: United States Army Title: Military Police Department: 31B Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2014 Agency: United States Army Role: Military Police Description: Soldier

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to 2008 Country / Region: Iraq Summary: Military
Years: 2017 to Present Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Railway Safety
Years: 2017 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Railway Safety / Operations
Years: 2019 to Present Country / Region: Jamaica Summary: Railway Safety

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Corporate Partners
United Transportation Union
British Petroleum
ASLRRA
Licenses / Certifications
-LSSB: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Management and Strategy Institute 2018
-LSSC: Lean Six Sigma Champion - Management and Strategy Institute 2018
-AT-1 Transportation Security- USDOD 2014
-IS00800b: National Response Framework – FEMA 2012
-Emergency Management – FEMA 2011
-PL: Project Leadership - Cornell University College of Engineering Enrolled
Awards / Recognition
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 - Rescar

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
The Round Table Group
Expert Institute

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native
Spansih Conversational
German Beginner-Intermediate

Fields of Expertise

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