RSI names Thomure director of regulatory affairs and safety

WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2018 – Randall Thomure has been named director of regulatory affairs and safety for the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), RSI President Mike O’Malley announced. Thomure has been engaged to oversee technical and regulatory strategies related to safety and operational issues, manage the work of the organization's project committees, and collaborate with members and stakeholders to promote policies that incentivize new technologies to improve safe, efficient railroad operations.

“Randy is a seasoned industry executive with expertise in railroad equipment operations, maintenance and design and an in-depth understanding of federal regulations, industry rules and standards,” said O’Malley. “Having Randy take on this role will provide important direction and support for the work of RSI’s project committees, and strengthen our relationships with industry and regulatory agencies,” O’Malley stated.

Said Thomure, “Railway supply manufacturers play a key role in safe, efficient and innovative transportation solutions. I look forward to working with RSI’s committees, its members, the rail industry and regulatory agencies on issues involving engineering, design and best practices.”

In addition to his work for RSI, Thomure is the founder of Rail Asset Advisors, LLC, a rail consulting company. Over the course of his career, Thomure has held senior positions with companies that own, lease and manufacture railcars, including The Andersons, Sapa Extrusions (now part of Hydro), TrinityRail Group LLC, Thrall Car (now part of TrinityRail), U.S. Leasing (now part of Ford Credit) and Itel Rail (acquired by the former GE Capital Rail Services, now part of Wells Fargo Rail). He began his career with the former Missouri Pacific Railroad. Thomure is a board member and past president of the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rail Division. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Contact: Maureen Markey, (202) 347-4664

About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) 
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 200 companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. North America’s railway suppliers represent $74 billion/year in economic value and support 125,000 employees. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.

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