Siemens Rail Automation President and CEO John Paljug named to RSI board

Contact: Nicole Brewin, (202) 347-4664 

Washington, DC, December 13, 2017 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced that Siemens Rail Automation President and CEO John Paljug has been named to the RSI board of directors for a three-year term beginning in January.

RSI Board Chair Jim Frantz said, “John is an innovative veteran of the rail communications and signal industry, including train control and PTC technology. He will be a valuable addition to the RSI board.”

RSI President Tom Simpson noted, “John’s experience will help RSI convey to key policymakers the critical role rail suppliers play in driving safety and innovation across the industry.”

Paljug joined Siemens, a leading provider of signaling and control systems for freight and transit rail, in 2013. He came to Siemens from Invensys Rail Corporation, where he was named president in 2011. Prior to the merger of Invensys Rail Group with Safetran Systems Corp. in 2010, Paljug served as Safetran’s vice president of sales for railroad products, and before that as vice president of transit sales. He joined Safetran in 1997 after 12 years with a major U.S. railroad signaling and train control systems manufacturer, where he rose from engineering and product-line-management positions to director of marketing for transit systems. 

John holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. 

About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) 

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 250 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. America’s railway suppliers represent a $28 billion/year industry supporting more than 100,000 American workers.

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