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Reynolds to succeed Wise as REMSA president

(From left) Bruce Wise and Alan Reynolds
Photo – REMSA


The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) yesterday announced that Bruce Wise will step down as president and be succeeded by Alan Reynolds, who's served on REMSA's board since 2009.

Wise recently joined Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. as director of business development. His employment change necessitates the officer change, REMSA officials said in a press release.

Also a REMSA board member since 2009, Wise has been "a respected and recognized contributor to the industry" for more than 30 years, and his "vision and leadership were critical" to advancing many of the association's objectives over the past few years, they said.

"Bruce has been instrumental in growing our association and propelling [our] mission forward. We want to thank Bruce for his time and commitment to REMSA," said David Tennent, the association's chief executive officer and executive director.

REMSA will be counting on Reynolds to build on the positive momentum generated by Wise, said Tennent. Reynolds is president of Geismar North America. He previously served Geismar-Modern Track Machinery Inc. as general sales manager, with responsibility for sales in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Panama and Mexico.

"My goal is to build on the strong foundation Mr. Wise and the previous presidents have established at REMSA," said Reynolds.

The association also expects to elect three new board members at its 2018 annual meeting next month in Chicago.