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 Hayley Heaslip at Hayley_Heaslip@railwaysuppliers.ca or call 613-237-3888.

At the present time we have 4 active committees:

  1. Government Relations and International Trade Committee
  2. Government Relations Sub Committee - Canadian Based Suppliers to the Rail Industry
  3. Marketing and Membership Committee
  4. National Railway Day Committee
  5. CARS Scholarship Committee

Government Relations and International Trade Committee

13 Members

Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Francis (Frank) Bognar, Corporate and Government Affairs
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Sylvia Newell, President
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Gallagher
Jerry Giroux, Vice-President
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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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Integrity Rail Products
Peter Scholtens, Independent Sales Agent
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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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Stella-Jones Inc.
Cynthia Thibeault, Sales Manager
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The Greenbrier Companies
Tom Jackson, Vice President of Marketing
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Wabtec Corporation
William (Bill) Whitford, Director , Marketing and Sales
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Amsted Rail
Kurt Fisher, Director of Sales
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Government Relations Sub Committee - Canadian Based Suppliers to the Rail Industry

9 Members

Ronsco Inc.
Bill Thompson, Director Business Development
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Francis Bognar, Corporate and Government Affairs
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Tillmanns, Vice President, Supply Management
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DLL Inc.
Annie Leblanc, Sales and Marketing Director
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Northern Plains Rail Company
Shawn Smith, Executive Vice President
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Sherwood Electromotion Inc.
Anna Gavrilidis, Marketing Manager
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Ekyrail Enterprises Inc.
Yan Taillon, President
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Motor Coils Mfg. Ltd.
Keith Gilbert, Account Manager
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Sylvia Newell, President
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Marketing and Membership Committee

13 Members

Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Hayley Heaslip, Manager of Member Relations & Events
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Allied Track Services
Grant Vale, Chief Commercial Officer
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Ronsco Inc.
Bill Thompson, Director Business Development
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Integrity Rail Products
Peter Scholtens, Independent Sales Agent
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New York Air Brake
Greg Dodds, Regional Sales Manager, Technical Services
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Wabtec Corporation
William (Bill) Whitford, Director, Marketing and Sales
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Klukas, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales
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CAD Railway Industries
Greg Percy, Executive Vice President
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Quality Turbocharger Components
Linda Pagan, Sales Representative
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Comet Industries
Tim Francis, VP of Business Development and Marketing
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Timken Canada
Rodney Stelmack, Sales Manager – Canada Rail
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Tillmanns, Vice President Supply Management
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RELAM
Reg Reimche,Business Development Representative Canada
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National Railway Day Committee

9 Members

H. Broer Equipment Sales & Services Inc.
Marcel Broer, Manager
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Hayley Heaslip, Manager of Member Relations & Events
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Falcon Equipment
Dan Kielan, President
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National Steel Car Limited
Jason Klukas, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Sylvia Newell, President
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Remcan Projects LP
Jason Thomas, President
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Wabtec Corporation
William (Bill) Whitford, Director, Marketing and Sales
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Remcan Projects LP
Stephanie Ziemer, Director of HR
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Kim Carvell
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CARS Scholarship Committee

4 Members

Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Sylvia Newell, President
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Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.
Scott Allen Diercks, Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Ronsco Inc.
Kent Montgomery, VP Sales and Engineering
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Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
Hayley Heaslip, Manager of Member Relations & Events
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