As a Multimodal Contractor/Consultant, I provided services to both the private and public sectors. My services include fleet management, railroad operations, project management, inspection, terminal management and training. I have provided services to State Departments of Transportation, consulting engineering companies, railroads, industrial switching companies, leasing companies, automotive dealerships and hardware/software system suppliers.
Multimodal Contractor-Consultant -- Wekiva Springs, FL
oCanadian National – Received e-RAILSAFE qualification to perform Employee-in-Charge (EIC) services on the CN North America.
oCSX Transportation – Railroad contracted as a trainer of Operating Rules to new hires and train service employees being promoted to conductor.
oFederal Railroad Administration – Qualified as an Operating Rules Inspector for the enforcement of 49-CFR established operating practices.
oGrand Trunk Western – Prepared a study of the operating practices of the railroad for the deployment of ACI scanners and nodal computer systems, updating the management information system.
oIntermodal Management Systems – Contracted to perform the role of terminal operating manager for the turnover of the Triple Crown facility in Harrisburg, PA from one subcontractor to another
oKansas City Southern – Installed a terminal management system at Deramus Yard, incorporating ACI scanners, computer system and weigh-in-motion scale and trained employees on the MCS data system.
oKansas City Terminal Railway – Prepared a study for presentation, Terminal Information Management Exchange (TIME), to the FRA for integration of data exchanged between owner railroads via and through the KCT.
oNorfolk Southern – Contracted to provide training to yard service employees on the management information system TYES.
oSavage Services – Qualified for training industrial railroad employees on Operating Rules for movement of freight cars handling Has Mat and other bulk commodities.
oUnion Pacific – Railroad contracted as a trainer of Operating Rules to new hires and train service employees being promoted to conductor and training to intermodal yard staffs on Automated Gate Systems (AGS).
oWitherow Locomotive Service – Marketed mobile locomotive and freight/passenger car repair to regional, short line and industrial railroads.
oContracted to perform construction of fiber optic cabling for the Metro Atlanta area while insuring EIC compliance of contractors and sub-contractors.
oContracted to perform construction of fiber optic cabling from Mobile, AL to Tallahassee, FL and provide EIC services.
oContracted to perform construction of fiber optic cabling from Philadelphia, PA to Crystal City, VA and provide EIC services.
oContracted with a pre-stress concrete railroad grade crossing company to qualify their product on the State of Florida’s approved product bid list.
oSupervised the replacement of railroad crossings on CSXT and FCEN on major roadways in the Central Florida area.
oBook Fair Company – Established fleet management reporting systems and negotiated leases of all types of delivery trucks and automobiles for support of the companies’ daily operations.
oPipe Line Company – Developed fleet management and BankCard programs to support the daily operations of vehicles and drivers supporting a natural gas pipeline servicing 15 states.
oFleet Administrators Social Entities – Actively participated in the Chicago, Philadelphia, and Huston chapters as a member and chairperson.
oFleet Management – Marketed automated fleet management services to entities in the Central Florida market.
oAutomated Fleet Management Consulting Company – Provided agent activities to promote automated fleet management services to fleets of one or more vehicles or equipment units.
oEnvironmental Services Company – Provided investigative consulting to evaluate the present dispatching, fleet management, and maintenance practices and recommended viable alternative automated systems to provide fleet management tools to the owners.
oBuick Dealership – Provided management services to deliver 2,500+ fleet vehicles to rental, leasing, and corporate entities.
oMulti Manufacturer Automotive Dealership – Consulted for a Fleet/Commercial Sales Department.
oTruck Dealership Leasing – Oversaw a NationaLease franchise for a Chevrolet, GMC, and Peterbilt trucks.
oMarketed pre-engineered structures to the public and private sectors as a dealer.
oSupervised the construction of schools, bank, manufacturing entity, strip mall and various remodeling of office space.
AutoTrain (d.b.a. Railway Services & Supply)
Vice President Marketing – Sanford, FL
Marketed full service locomotive and freight/passenger car shop services, including certified wheel shop services to Class I, Regional, Short Line and Industrial Railroads in the United States and Canada.
Chicago Tribune Companies
Fleet Manager/Buyer – Chicago, IL
Established purchasing and specifications for a delivery fleet of step vans and tractor-trailers. Additionally purchased sales/support vehicles, materials handling equipment, inks, oils/lubricants, gasoline, and electrical products that supported the daily operations of the company.
ACI Systems Corp
Director Railroad Marketing -- South Holland, IL
Marketed Automatic Equipment Identification Systems to Class I, Regional, Short Line and Industrial Railroads.
Excelsior Truck Leasing (d.b.a. ETL Sales and Services)
Manager of Transportation – Liaison Officer –Havertown, PA
Acted as a liaison between the company and its parent on fleet matters and scheduled transport of new vehicles to end user while moving the retired units to a remarketing entity. Manages all titles and related licensing activities.
Oversaw the transportation of vehicles and equipment between six maintenance and truck body assembly and repair shops. In addition, participated in the marketing of motor vehicle services and equipment to the parent company and other commercial fleets.
Illinois Central Railroad
Fleet Administrator – Non-Revenue – Chicago, IL
Established the fleet management program for the railway system. The program-included expense reporting, leasing vs. buy studies, allocation of assets, licensing, titling, disposal, and standard for equipment that tailored the unit to the job.
Served in various positions that included train service, operations management, accounting analysis and non-revenue fleet management.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Computer Skills - Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel) and Project
Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
MAJOR PROJECTS AND CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Fleet Management – Established policies and procedures, specifications and automated computer fleet management systems.
Fleet Management – Negotiated leasing contracts, manufacturing incentive programs, and equipment usage monitoring systems.
Fiber Optics – Installation of cabling Atlanta, GA Metro area on time and on budget.
Fiber Optics – Installation of cabling from Philadelphia, PA to Crystal City (Washington), VA on time and on budget.
Marketing – Established a program for a railroad locomotive service company servicing the Florida market.
Training – Developed training materials for Class I railroads “Automated Gate Systems” and educated employees on the programs at intermodal terminals.
Training – Participated in Class I railroad operating rules education of new higher and the promotion of trainmen to conductor.
American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) – Board of Directors (Three-Year Director)
Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA), Member
National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), Member, Chairperson, and Affiliate
Parks of Mount Dora (Village Concept Development), Vice Chairman
Stoneybrook Hills Homeowners Association, Chairman – Architectural Control Committee
American Management Association – Certified Fleet Manager
Canadian National/RailPros Field Services – Roadway Worker Contractor Certification
CPR and AED Trained (Adult Only)
CSX Transportation – Roadway Worker Rules and Operating Rules
Federal Railway Administration – Qualified for Operating Rules Inspector
Florida East Coast Railway – Roadway Worker Rules
City of Houston – High Rise Fire Marshal Trained
Kansas City Southern Railway – Roadway Worker Rules and Operating Rules
National Association of Fleet Administrators – Fleet Manager Certification
Norfolk Southern Railway – Roadway Worker Rules
Savage Services – Industrial Railroad Operating Rules Certified
Union Pacific Railroad – New Hire Rules and Conductor Promotion Trainer
Northwestern University (Evening Division) -- Chicago, IL
Millsaps College -- Jackson, MS