E. Allen West named president of Railinc

by Canadian Shipper

CARY, N.C.–Railinc has announced that E. Allen West has been named president. West has held key executive positions with Railinc since 1999.

“Since I joined Railinc, the railroad industry has undergone a positive and dramatic change,” says West. “Railroads are handling shipments at record levels, requiring improved velocity, capacity and customer service. Railinc is in position to help meet these exciting new challenges.”

Prior to becoming president, West was vice president of business services, helping to develop Railinc’s strategy for a changing market. West joined Railinc as vice president of Information Technology.

Railinc maintains extensive industry databases, applications and services that play a key role in industry-critical operations and financial systems, for North America’s railroads, equipment-leasing firms, rail suppliers and shippers.

Railinc is a key facilitator for data exchange, data integration, and information processing. It supports one of the world’s largest Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) networks, processing approximately two billion messages annually.

“Railinc will be supporting the rail industry in several key areas,” West says. These include fluidity, capacity, velocity, maintenance , operations.

“The questions railroads face today are how to get more productivity from available equipment, infrastructure, and personnel. Railroads are investing for the future to handle the forecasted demand for ever increasing rail services while keeping costs at a minimum. These are the issues on which Railinc is focused.”

West has 20 years experience in information technology and business with leading companies in the transportation sector. His former positions include director of Information Technology at Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Inc., and key leadership positions at Tenneco, Inc. and Norfolk Southern Corporation. West holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in Management of Information Systems from James Madison University and MBA from Old Dominion University.

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