During the recently held RSI/CMA Rail Expo and Technical Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, the LMOA Executive Board approved and announced changes to our technical committees as follows:
Three committees will remain intact
Fuel, Lubricants and Environmental
* Mechanical Maintenance
*The word Diesel has been removed from both the Mechanical and Electrical committees.
The New Technologies Committee has been dissolved. The FL&E, Mechanical and Electrical Committees have been challenged to incorporate new technology topics within their respective technical programs.
The Diesel Material Control and Shop Safety, Practices and Equipment Committees will be combined and the new committee will be called the Facilities Material and Support Committee.
A new committee has been formed and it will be called the Locomotive Software and Systems Committee.
All of these changes result from discussions members of the LMOA Executive Board have had with a number of Class I Railroad Chief Mechanical Officers with the primary objective of solving chronic locomotive problems experienced by railroad maintenance personnel.
Based on the changes made, there will be five technical committees moving forward:
Electrical Maintenance Committee
Facilities Material and Support Committee
Fuel, Lubricants and Environmental Committee
Locomotive Software and Systems Committee
Mechanical Maintenance Committee
We are adamant about our mission to serve the railroad community and believe these changes are a step in the right direction. More to follow
LMOA EXECUTIVE BOARD
The following slate of officers was approved by membership at the recently concluded 2016 Rail Expo and CMA Technical Sessions held in Omaha, Nebraska:
|President||Jeff Cutright||Norfolk Southern|
|1st VP||Dwight Beebe||Temple Engineering|
|2nd VP||Mike Drylie||CSX-Retired|
|3rd VP||Ian Bradbury||Peaker Services|
Congratulations to our newly elected officers.
The LMOA is pleased to announce that the Proceedings for the 76th Annual Meeting (September 22-23, 2014 in Montreal, Canada) is now available to Download by CLICKING HERE.
CLICK HERE to have a look at our feature article in the November issue of Progressive Railroading Magazine.
Melanie was awarded a $5,000 scholarship through Railway Supply Institute (RSI) for the year 2014. Melanie is the daughter of LMOA member and Vice Chairman of the Diesel Mechanical Maintenance Committee, Timothy Standish of Electro Motive Diesels, Inc.
Applicants have to achieve a high academic standard, write a 300 word essay and meet other stringent criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. Well done Melanie!
Five scholarships are awarded each year through the RSI scholarship program.
For more information, Click Here to visit the RSI website.
2014 MVP Honorees!
|Tom Casper||Diesel Mechanical Maintenance Committee||Hadady Corporation|
|Shane Sledge||Diesel Electrical Maintenance Committee||Norfolk Southern Corporation|
|Corey Ruch||Fuel, Lubricants & Environmental Committee||BNSF Railway|
|Eric Armstrong||Diesel Material Control Committee||Miller Engenuity|
|David Brooks||New Technologies Committee||ZTR Control Systems|
You can find a list of all former MVP’s Here
Everyone at the Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association would like to congratulate Ron Pondel who was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the LMOA and the Rail Road Industry. Having been with the LMOA since 1988 , Ron has become a key member of the organization and is responsible for all the communication and organization of all LMOA events. Through the course of 26 years of service and dedication, Ron has helped the LMOA grow into the organization that it is today.
Ron Pondel was born in Chicago, IL and received his BS Degree from DePaul University in Business Commerce. Ron began his career with the Illinois Central RR in 1967 followed by Power Parts Company in 1984 and currently works for Triangle Engineered Products since 1998. In addition to a long career in the rail road industry, Ron also served his country for three years in the U.S. Army including a one year stint in Vietnam. Ron has been married to his wife Lijana for 8 years and has three children by his first wife; two sons James and Joel (who passed away from complications of Leukemia) and one daughter, Jackie.