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July 2018



Rail News: People

Rising Stars: Scott Bannwart, Florida East Coast Railway



Scott Bannwart, 38

Chief engineer, maintenance of way
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC)

Job description: Responsible for maintenance of track, bridges and right-of-way along FEC's 351-mile corridor.

Career path: Bannwart started out as a management trainee with Norfolk Southern Railway and worked his way up to assistant division engineer. He then spent three years in the rail construction and contracting field before joining FEC in his current role.

Education: Bachelor of science degree in civil engineering

Why did you go into railroading? I fell into railroading after meeting with Norfolk Southern at a career fair and realizing it was a fast-paced and dynamic career option.

What is a fun fact about you? I have been to 41 states and 12 countries.

What do you hope to be doing or learning in five years? Continuing to learn and develop in the railroad industry.

Who has been the biggest inspiration to you in your career? Don McKibben, my mentor at NS. And my parents.

What do you enjoying doing when you're not at work? Golfing, spending time with family, traveling and watching Kentucky basketball.

Rising Stars 2018 Award Winners:


Scott Bannwart
Scott Bannwart

Florida East Coast Railway

Jeffrey Bennett
Jeffrey Bennett

District Department of Transportation


Jeffrey Brauner
Jeffrey Brauner

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Nick Edelen
Nick Edelen

R. J. Corman Railroad Group


Clayton Johanson
Clayton Johanson

BNSF Railway Co.

Xiang Liu
Xiang Liu

Rutgers University

Yifeng Mao
Yifeng Mao

MTA Long Island Rail Road


Victor Meyers
Victor Meyers

Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co.

Chad Mowery
Chad Mowery

Central Maine & Quebec Railway

Becca Nagorsky
Becca Nagorsky

Metrolinx


Przemyslaw Rakoczy
Przemyslaw Rakoczy

Transportation Technology Center Inc.

Amy Rice
Amy Rice

CSX Corp.


Joan Smemoe
Joan Smemoe

Railinc Corp.

Urszula Soucie
Urszula Soucie

Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association

Cyrenthia Ward
Cyrenthia Ward

Federal Transit Administration


Ann Waters
Ann Waters

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Cecily Way
Cecily Way

WSP USA

 



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