FREIGHT RAIL DAY 2019
"Advancing Through Technology"

PRESENTERS

JEFFREY MOLLER
Jeff Moller serves as the Assistant VP Transportation Systems & Practices, Association of American Railroads in Washington, D.C. In this position,he originates and facilitates industry activities designed to increase the safety, security and efficiency of railroad operations. He holds a current U.S. Government Clearance of Secret. A partial list of current and past responsibilities includes: Rail Safety Advisory Committee and Affiliated Working Groups / Task Forces; Customs Operations Advisory Committee – Marine Transportation Security Act Subgroup; Presenting testimony before the US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. Industry activities include: AAR Grade Crossing and Trespass Prevention, Medical and Operating Rules Committees; AAR Safety and Derailment Prevention Information Exchange Forum; New Orleans Gateway Terminal Committee; Member UIC Rail System Forum Steering Board; Chairman 2008 International Railway Safety Conference. Past work experience includes: Executive Director Operations, Association of American railroads, Washington, D.C.; Director Casualty Prevention, Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C.; General Manager, The Grand Island Company, Ryde, CA; Trainmaster, Consolidated Rail Corporation, Indianapolis, IN; Account Executive, SP Transportation Co., Wilmington, DE / Philadelphia, PA; Power Supervisor / Information Officer, S P Transportation Co., San Francisco, CA; Train Dispatcher, Assistant Chief Dispatcher, S P Transportation Co., Los Angeles, CA; Engineering Employee, Union Pacific Railroad, Los Angeles, CA. Jeff holds a BA with honors from Principia College Elsah, IL. Professional Affiliations include: Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – North America; Board Member, Common Ground Alliance; The International Association of Railway Operating Officers; American Association of Railroad Superintendents; Guest Lecturer; MSU Certificate Course in Railway Management; Member, Transportation Research Board Committee AR070; Railroad Operational Safety.

CATHERINE BRAMLETT
Catherine Bramlett is the UAS Operations Manager for BNSF Railway’s safety-focused use of unmanned aerial systems and advanced analytics. BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation’s economy, and BNSF believes that UAS combined with powerful analytics and predictive capabilities will help support safe and efficient railway operations. Via the FAA’s Pathfinder Program and based on a cooperative research and development agreement, BNSF has the distinct privilege of assisting the FAA in developing beyond line of sight (BLOS) capabilities and integration of BLOS automated aircraft into the NAS. Previous to her 4 years of employment at BNSF, she spent over 10 years of her career in the Aviation Industry working for NASA Armstrong, BAE Systems, and the Jet Propulsion Lab.

PETER KAMMER
Peter Kammer majored in political science and international relations at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before attending law school at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Peter moved back to Madison to work for the Wisconsin Legislature and later worked as a government affairs consultant. In January of 2011 Peter formed The Kammer Group which provides government affairs, business consulting and association management services.


JAMES SHEFELBINE
James Shefelbine serves as Senior Products Manager for GE Transportation. Prior to joining GE Transportation, Mr. Shefelbine spent 25 years in the railroad industry. During his career, he held roles at two U.S. Class I railroads - Burlington Northern Santa Fe and CSX Transportation. His Class I experience includes equal parts in finance, operations, operations research, strategy development, marketing and sales. Mr. Shefelbine joined RailAmerica, a holding company with over 45 railroads across North America, when it was purchased by a private equity firm in 2007. While at RailAmerica he served as its Vice President of Marketing. At GE Transportation, Mr. Shefelbine helps companies of all sizes create new approaches to drive transformational supply chain improvements. He enables companies to focus on smarter and intelligent transportation through the leveraging of cognitive capabilities and the Internet of Things. By providing a cross line-of-business team of consulting services, infrastructure and external partners he enables companies to implement game changing and innovative solutions to their most complex business challenges.

MICHAEL REID
Michael is a Senior Economist working within the US Consultancy team based in Oxford Economics’ New York office. He is responsible for producing customized research, analysis, and economic impact modeling services for a range of private and public organizations. Since joining Oxford Economics in 2015, Michael has worked on projects for clients that include AARP, GE, Grant Thornton, Industrial Truck Association, National Fluid Power Association, National Retail Federation, and Railway Supply Institute. Michael was the project lead for the economic impact study released last September on the rail supply industry: Tracking the Power of Rail Supply: The Economic Impact of Railway Suppliers in the U.S.. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Michael worked as an economist for the Bureau of Economic Analysis and before that at the Center for Labor Market Studies. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from Northeastern University in Boston.

KEVIN DAY
Kevin Day is the Senior Director, Reliability for Canadian National Railway, based in Homewood, Illinois. In this position, he leads the Mechanical reliability team that develops and maintains consistent maintenance programs and utilizes available technologies to improve the availability and reliability of CN’s locomotive and rail car fleet. Kevin has been with CN for sixteen years, serving in various positions including Senior Director, Field Technology and Data Analytics where he led a cross-functional operations team that evaluated and implemented new field technologies; Assistant Chief Engineer of Technology, Testing and Standards where he led the the track technology and engineering standards groups across North America; Senior Manager Engineering in charge of track maintenance from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Senior Manager Design and Construction in charge of capacity improvement and public works projects for Western Canada. Kevin is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he participated in the Railway Engineering program.