Regulatory Compliance Specialist
ASQ- Certified Quality Auditor (currently expired due to previous management role)
NACE Level 1 Certified Coating Inspector (currently expired due to previous management role)
Auditor training and certification through Saco
Understanding regulatory requirements and how they pertain to the day-to-day operations in tank car manufacturing and repair facilities. Communication and reporting: Reports are structured and communicated so the client feels as if they were present at the time of the inspection. Willing and able to communicate knowledge and experience in a meaningful way for the customer's benefit and understanding.
28 years in the rail industry starting out as a locomotive maintenance tech for Conrail & RJ Corman RR.
Moved on to become a conductor and engineer in train service hauling coal and other mixed freight trains throughout Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
Was hired by Rescar in DuBois, PA as an inbound inspector and was moved to Valve Supervisor within 7-months of being hired. Progressed from a 2+ year tenure as Valve Supervisor to be the Repair Superintendent and then Inspection Manager, always moving to the departments that needed assistance with Quality and Production goals.
Took the opportunity to go to work for AllTranstek as a car inspector and customer representative for the PPG Chlor-Akali fleet in the northern U.S., performing car inspections and "shop watch" audits for customer contracted repair shops.
Originally left AllTranstek to be Plant Manager at a Watco repair shop in Hollidaysburg, PA but after 17 months as Plant Manager, took the opportunity to rejoin the consulting world with Watco Compliance Services.
Watco Compliance Services was dis-banded and I landed back at Rescar, DuBois as Assistant and then Plant Manager. When they announced the Rescar shops were for sale, I realized once again that consulting is where I belong and contacted Tom & David.
7+ years of actual consulting for the rail industry. 28 years rail experience.
Benefits of Consulting Services:
Safety & Regulatory Compliance. Not only meeting the rules but understanding the requirements and their intent. This is accomplished through internal auditing, procedure writing, QA Program development, Training (both safety and regulatory), etc.
Customers utilizing car inspection have a better understanding of the condition of their fleet and more control of their asset management. Inspection of cars being taken on, or being released from lease, can address liability issues with the current condition of the car and responsible party based on lease contract wording. Inspection of new car manufacturing works much like an audit of people, processes, and materials to meet contractual obligations.
Unbiased, knowledgeable, and professional assessments of current practices, incident investigations, and process control.