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August 2018



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Rising Stars: Victor Meyers, Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co.



Victor Meyers, 35

President
Red River Valley & Western/Twin Cities & Western Railroad Cos.

Job description: Leads and guides the company's long-term strategy. Responsible for ensuring the railroad provides safe, effective and efficient freight-rail transportation services to customers and communities.

Education: B.S. in economics, Rocky Mountain College; M.B.A., Texas Christian University

Nominator's quote: "Victor's wisdom belies his age. He is a visionary and a realist, and I expect that he will be a leader in our industry for the next 20-plus years." — Mark Wegner, CEO of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co./Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co.

Briefly describe your career path. I started my career with BNSF Railway. After working for BNSF for seven years in a variety of positions, I accepted an opportunity with the Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co. (TCWR) in Minnesota as vice president operations. I spent five years with TCWR before transitioning to my current position as president with Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRVW) in North Dakota.

Why did you go into railroading? My family — grandfather, father, uncles — worked for railroads, so it was always something that interested me. I was (and still am) fascinated by and loved the proud history of the industry and the important role that freight-rail transportation plays in the U.S. economy.

What career accomplishments are you most proud of? TCWR was able to work injury free for over a full calendar year for the first time in its 25-year history. It was great to be a part of the team that accomplished that achievement and the camaraderie that was created as a result.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not at work? Spending time with my wife, Crystal, and our three dogs — Bailey, Molly and Freddie. Also, I enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf and cycling.

Who or what has been the biggest inspiration in your career? I have been lucky to have a number of great role models. I can't say that there is a single person who is completely responsible for inspiring me, but there are many who have provided inspiration, which I have tried to integrate into my career.

What do you hope to be doing in five years? Making a positive difference in the industry and with the people I have the opportunity to work with and for.

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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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