RailTerm announces organizational changes

DORVAL, March 6th, 2014
RailTerm is pleased to announce a series of organizational changes. The focus of these changes is to enhance safety, to continue to deliver quality results to clients and to allow for growth within the company.

Under the leadership of Aaron Branston, Vice President Engineering and Maintenance, all track, signal and right-of-way maintenance activities have merged under the Engineering and Maintenance business unit of RailTerm. This allows for continued focus on engineering and maintenance activities, common safety objectives and consistency in practices and execution. The engineering and maintenance unit is also responsible for structures maintenance and inspection.

This change will allow Jason Fries, Vice President Systems to focus on the ongoing expansion of RailTerm’s systems and software project groups.

In line with the above, the following changes are in effect:

  • Robert Pershick has been appointed to the position of Director of Operations, Eastern Ontario. Robert reports directly to Aaron Branston. Robert is responsible for track related activities in the Ontario region including safety compliance, project work, track maintenance and internal technical training.
  • Phil Lemenchick, General Manager, Eastern Ontario remains responsible for coordinating daily activities and flag protection assignments.
  • Maxime Picard recently joined RailTerm as Manager, Safety and Signal Maintenance, bringing with him experience in signal construction, signal maintenance and track maintenance. Maxime is also in the process of completing his Mechanical Engineering degree. Maxime reports directly to Aaron Branston. Maxime will oversee all of RailTerm’s signal maintenance activities including those on VIA Rail Canada territory, AMT territory, Capital Railway territory and Nylene Canada territory and at the same time will be responsible for safety compliance, tracking and reporting for the signal maintenance group.
  • Ryan Lemenchick has been appointed to the position of Manager, Safety and Maintenance Planning. Ryan reports directly to Aaron Branston. Ryan will have overall responsibility for safety of operations and regulatory compliance on all territories and will be responsible for planning maintenance programs and resources, budgeting and scheduling.
  • Kirk Raycraft, Manager Track & Signals, Southwestern Ontario, will continue in his duties managing track and signal activities on the Chatham Subdivision and Windsor Terminal. Kirk reports directly to Aaron Branston.
  • Similarly, Paul Rodrigue, Manager Track & Signals, Quebec, will continue in his duties managing track and signal activities on AMT territory presently maintained by RailTerm. Paul reports directly to Aaron Branston.
  • Kevin Garson has been appointed to the position of Manager, Systems Construction.  Kevin will report to Jason Fries.  Kevin will be responsible for the management of RailTerm’s systems construction group which delivers signalling, electrical and communications projects.

As an organization, RailTerm firmly believes that the above changes will reflect in better service to its customers while not only maintaining but enhancing its safe, reliable and cost effective methodology of operation.

“Firstly, we welcome Maxime Picard to the RailTerm team. Maxime brings with him significant practical and academic knowledge and we look forward to having Maxime lead our signal maintenance activities. In addition, we are very fortunate to have such highly qualified and dedicated employees and I am certain that our customers will benefit from these management changes”, stated François Prénovost, Executive Vice President.