AllTranstek's Alderson Appointed RSI Quality Assurance Committee Chair

Contact: Brian Kellman, 202-347-4664

Washington, DC, November 9, 2017 – RSI President Tom Simpson announced that Gary K. Alderson, Manager, Quality Processes for AllTranstek, L.L.C. has been named as Chairman of the RSI Quality Assurance Committee (QAC). “Gary’s background and enthusiasm for the betterment of the industry’s quality effort made appointing him to lead the committee an easy decision”, said Simpson.

Alderson was previously employed as Manager – Quality Processes at Union Tank Car Company. His background includes 30 years of Quality Assurance and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) experience in the tank car industry. His experience includes 16 years of quality assurance and NDT management experience in tank car manufacturing with ACF Industries and American Railcar Industries, and 10 years of quality and NDT management experience in the tank car repair industry. Gary serves on various AAR task force committees and is a member of the RSI Quality Assurance Committee. Gary also represents the RSI by participating in the RSAC Working Group on Hazardous Materials. Gary holds many industry technical certifications including certification as an ASNT NDT Level III, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, a National Association of Corrosion Engineers Level I, and an AAR M1003 Qualified Auditor.

Alderson takes over for previous QAC Chairman, Ed Weedmark. Weedmark, who is a Quality Manager at Amsted Rail, had been the committee’s chair since it was re-formed in August of 2015. "We’re extremely appreciative of Ed’s service and commitment to the committee”, said RSI’s Simpson. "Ed volunteered for the difficult task of creating an identity for this committee. He really put us on the right track in representing the best interests of railway suppliers and their quality efforts.”
The next committee meeting will be in Fort Worth during the AAR Quality Auditors conference. Also at that time, the committee will meet with the AAR Quality Assurance Committee.

For additional information regarding RSI's Quality Assurance Committee visit or contact the Railway Supply Institute at (202) 347-4664.