Swindall strives to ensure Indiana Rail Road remains a crown jewel among short lines

“I have had the unique experience of being in both the Class I and short-line world — twice now — in my career,” Indiana Rail Road Co. President and CEO Dewayne Swindall says. “This has allowed me to understand the dynamic macroview of the industry rather than the traditional micro-focused view known from long tenures on the same side.” Indiana Rail Road Co.

Until several weeks ago, Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) had been governed by just two leaders since it was formed in 1986: founder Tom Hoback and Peter Mills. Hoback led the 250-mile regional until mid-2015, and then Mills took over. But Dewayne Swindall succeeded Mills as president and chief executive officer in June. An industry veteran who began his railroading career in 1989, Swindall considers the Indianapolis-based INRD a crown jewel with talented employees. 


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