Committee Guide

Committee Guide

In an effort to provide better value to our members, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) Board of Directors and select members of the association formed committees to target specific goals that they deemed would be crucial to CARS members. These goals are based on an overall strategy for the association from feedback received from several surveys and direct contact from our members 

Membership representatives from all CARS member companies in good standing are welcome to join any of these committees. For more information on how to participate please contact Taisha Poulin at taisha_poulin@railwaysuppliers.ca or call 613-237-3888.

At the present time we have 4 active committees:

  1. Government Relations and International Trade Committee
  2. CARS Scholarship Committee
  3. Marketing and Membership Committee
  4. CARS Western Committee

Government Relations and International Trade Committee

17 Members

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited
Jerry Giroux, Vice-President
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Brent Quarries
Sean Carter, General Manager
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CARS
Frank Bognar, Researcher
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DLL Inc.
Annie Leblanc, Sales and Marketing Director
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Geismar Modern Track Machinery Canada Ltd.
Michael Byrne, General Manager
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Herzog Railroad Services of Canada Ltd.
Taylor MacDonald, Canadian Marketing Manager
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Infranovate Inc.
Mark Salsberg, Founder
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Integrity Rail Products
Peter Scholtens
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L.B. FOSTER RAIL TECHNOLOGIES CANADA LTD.
Mike Yared, Canadian Regional Sales Manager, Rail Business
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Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.
Scott Allen Diercks, Director of Marketing and Business Development
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Tillmanns, Vice President, Supply Management
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Parsons Corporation
Nuno Pereira, Vice President, Construction
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SNC- Lavalin
Marie-Eve Belzile, Track Work, Manager
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Stella-Jones Inc.
Muriel Cronier, International Sales
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Sumitomo Canada Limited
Denis Schaeffer
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The Greenbrier Companies
Tom Jackson, Vice President of Marketing
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Wabtec Electronics
Bill (William) Whitford
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CARS Scholarship Committee

4 Members

Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.
Scott Allen Diercks, Director of Marketing and Business Development
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PNR RailWorks Inc.
Gordon Strilchuk, VP Operations and Major Projects
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Rail Term
Jason Fries, VP Signals & Communication
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Ronsco
Kent Montgomery, VP Sales and Engineering
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Marketing and Membership Committee

10 Members

Allied Track Services
Grant Vale
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Herzog
Taylor MacDonald, Canadian Marketing Manager
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Holland
Barton Tabah - Regional Sales Manager
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National Steel Car
Jason Tillmanns, Vice President
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North American Rail Products
Chris Erhart, Sales Manager
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Stella-Jones Inc.
George Caric
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Ronsco
Bill Thompson
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Timken
Ning (Joe) Yin, Sales Engineer
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Integrity Rail Products
Peter Scholtens
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Triple M Metal LP
Roger Dagher, Ferrous Trader
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CARS Western Committee

12 Members

Allied Track Services
Grant Vale
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Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd.
Gary Janzen, Business Manager
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Herzog Railroad Services of Canada Ltd.
Rex Everard, General Manager
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Klukas, Senior Director, Marketing Associate
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NARP - North American Rail Products
Chris Erhart, Sales Manager
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PNR RailWorks Inc.
Jens Bretthauer- Operations Manager
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PNR RailWorks Inc.
Al Schroeder, Regional Sales Manager
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PNR RailWorks Inc.
Gordon Strilchuk, Vice President, Business Development
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Remcan Projects LP
Patrik Eliasson, Vice President, Specialized Services
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Stella-Jones Inc.
Ryan Lake, Sales Manager
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T-RAIL PRODUCTS INC.
Sarah Leonardo, Business Development Specialist
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voestalpine Nortrak Ltd.
Manie Tavares, Account Manager
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