Vice President, Technical Consulting Services
AWS-CWI for 16 years, American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified quality auditor, cert #45448
Prior to joining Salco I spent 20 years at Union Tank Car, 7 years in new car manufacturing and 13 years in fleet repair engineering. Started AllTranstek with Andy Schaffer in October of 1998 and worked there for 16 years. After leaving AllTranstek I joined Watco with Jim Rader to start a technical consulting group with offering outside consulting services as well as supporting the Watco shop network of repair facilities.
Joined the Salco team in September of 2016. 44 years of RCG experience.
Regulatory issues, compliance training of all types, and development of quality assurance programs, along with performing internal auditing.
Benefits of Consulting Services:
Certain tank car activities require companies to hold various facility certifications through the Association of American Railroads, (AAR). The Federal Railroad Administration, (FRA), also audits facilities that perform tank car functions that fall under the requirements of 49 CFR 1797. Part of the facility certification process is developing and maintaining a quality assurance program that meets AAR's Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, (MSRP), Section J, Specification for Quality, and technical certification to MSRP, Section C-III Tank Car Manual. Salco products provides nondestructive testing Level III services, provides training and internal auditing services all with the goal in mind to maintain compliance to industry and federal regulations. We also provide welding and metallurgical services, along with expert witness litigation support.