The Railserve Management Team
Tim has had over 25 years of increasing financial and managerial responsibility. Before joining Railserve in 2001, Tim spent 12 years with Guardian Industries, the world's largest United States-owned glass manufacturer where he held the positions of Staff Accountant/Network Administrator, Plant Controller, Operations Support Manager, and Group Operations Support Manager. After spending 9 years as VP-Finance and Co-President with Railserve, Tim is now President of Railserve and all related divisions.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University at Buffalo.
Director of Finance
Tami joined Railserve in 2004 as a Staff Accountant. She has since been promoted to Accounting Manager and Contract Administrator. As Accounting Manager she oversees all accounting functions and Sarbanes Oxley requirements. As Contract Administrator she works with the marketing directors to develop uniform pricing, contract language, insurance requirements, and other customer related documentation.
Tami holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Jacksonville State University.
Vice President and General Manager - Switching Operations
Charlie came to Railserve with over 20 years of experience in the rail industry. Prior to Railserve, Charlie began his railroad career working at Norfolk Southern in Decatur, IL and held various positions, in multiple locations, which include Conductor, Engineer, Train Dispatcher, Chief Train Dispatcher, Senior Manager of Customer Service, and Engineering Department Manager. Over the years Charlie has worked in various roles in leadership and management for Norfolk Southern and RJ Corman. Charlie's most recent role was Assistant General Manger - Switching Operations for RJ Corman Industrial Switching Division.
Vice President and General Manager - Material Handling and Logistics
Chris joined Railserve in 2004 as a Regional Leader with responsibility for Railserve's west coast operations. He has also been responsible for the startup of new operations including many of our crude terminal operations. In 2014, Chris was promoted to Director of Transloading and is responsible for all of Railserve’s terminal operations. Prior to joining Railserve, Chris proudly served in the US Army for 21 years ending his career as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Operations and Training for the 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
In 2017, Chris was promoted to VP and GM of Material Handling and Logistics and is responsible for all of Railserve’s terminal operations.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology from Thomas Edison State College.
Vice President and General Manager - Canadian Operations
Reg brings 27 years of railroading experience to Railserve. Reg started his railway career in 1991 in Moose Jaw, Sk with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). After starting at CP Reg entered Conductor training and was promoted to Yardmaster and further completed Locomotive Engineer training. Throughout his career with CP Reg worked in numerous locations including Moose Jaw, Regina, Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. During this time at CP Reg strengthened his railway knowledge and experience by holding positions in a number of key areas including: Yard and Road Operations, Dispatching, Locomotive Management, Business Development and a Director of Operations. Reg’s wealth of experience is an important asset to both our current and prospective customers as Railserve continues to grow in Canada.
General Manager – Ameritrack Rail
Tim joined Railserve in 2002 as Contract Administrator and over the years has worked closely with all areas of the company including accounting, safety, operations and marketing. As a Marketing Director, he was responsible for developing all Canadian business as well as managing key customers throughout North America. Tim now has operational/financial responsibility for Ameritrack Rail, Railserve's track maintenance and construction division. Prior to joining Railserve, Tim held various financial and managerial positions with Guardian Industries and the University at Buffalo.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University and a Master of Education and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University at Buffalo.
Vice President of Corporate Safety
Chris has over 25 years of experience in the rail industry. In 1989 he started his career with Amtrak Chicago and held numerous positions over his 16 year career including Conductor, Yardmaster, and Supervisor of Station Services. Chris also managed Rail Link’s switching operation in Kingsport, TN and was Assistant General Manager for the Indiana Southern Railroad before joining the Railserve team as a Regional Leader in 2011. In 2014, Chris was promoted to Assistant VP of Switching Operations and is responsible for the safety and service provided by Railserve's rail switching operations. Chris holds numerous certifications specific to the rail industry as well as safety and leadership.
LEAF Program Manager
TJ has 35 years experience providing a wide range of products and services to Heavy Industrial clients globally. TJ graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS ChE and an MBA. After a few years as a plant production supervisor, TJ joined Exxon Chemical in its Refinery Process Chemicals group. While at Exxon, TJ was responsible for developing the Actrene product line for the global Olefins industry.
He transferred to Exxon's Callaway Chemical Company in Columbus GA as its Water Treatment business manager in 1992, and remained in this role after Vulcan Chemical bought the business from Exxon.
In 2003, TJ joined SGS-Petroleum Service Corporation as Business Development manager for Texas. He subsequently served as VP Sales for North America at SGS and as Business Manager of SGS Canada serving the Oil, Gas and Industrial markets. At both PSC and SGS Canada, TJ was responsible for developing and managing several rail switching operations.
Plant Manager - LEAF Production
Tim joined Railserve in 2012 as the plant manager of LEAF production. Tim has extensive experience in Lean Six Sigma manufacturing practices and self-directed work team deployment, developed during his 38-year career with Guardian, one of the world's largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products. Tim is responsible for all aspects of LEAF production.
Vice President - Human Resources
Tim joined Railserve, Inc. in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience in human resources management. Prior to joining Railserve, he held various positions in human resources at Southern Company Services, Inc. and Georgia Power Company, both subsidiaries of The Southern Company.
Tim works closely with the management team to develop and implement behavioral based recruiting and performance appraisals, safety/performance incentive and leadership development programs. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University.
Stephanie has 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the transportation and logistics industries. She began her career at Conrail in 1985 with senior-level sales positions in New York, San Francisco, and Detroit and handled a wide variety of rail shipping customers. In 1997, she accepted a position with energy industry leader Southern Company and has held positions in the financial services and software industries.
Stephanie joined Railserve in 2002 and is responsible for maintaining, growing and securing customers for the Railserve family of businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Advertising from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jeff joined the Railserve team in 2013 as Marketing Director. In his current role, Jeff has responsibility for business development, commercial accounts as well as strategic customer initiatives. Prior to Railserve, Jeff began his career in transportation sales and marketing with the Union Pacific Railroad in 2007. While at Union Pacific, Jeff worked in a number of marketing and sales roles in the industrial products, energy, agriculture and intermodal commodity groups of the railroad's commercial department.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Logistics and Transportation from the University of Tennessee.