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Rail supplier news from CIT, Maher, Intertek and Railway Supply Institute (June 5)

CIT Rail named Ken Pierson as senior vice president and general manager of locomotives. Pierson joins CIT from Wabtec Corp.'s MotivePower subsidiary, where he served as vice president of global sales and marketing. There, he developed and implemented locomotive/railway product growth strategies, including expansion into new domestic/international markets. In addition, Pierson was responsible for the global customer service team. Prior to Wabtec, he worked for GE Transportation for 10 years.

Maher Terminals L.L.C. has appointed Frank Capo as senior vice president-commercial. He will be responsible for commercial and customer service strategies. Capo began his career at Maher in 1990 as a superintendent. He also served stints at Atlantic Container Line, Inchcape Shipping Services and Marine Terminals Corp. His most recent position was senior VP and chief commercial officer at Total Terminals International in Long Beach, Calif.

Intertek has added UN Corrosion testing services required by the recent emergency order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which mandated proper classification and testing of crude oil offered for transportation in the United States. Intertek's Chicago laboratory is equipped with the specified steel and aluminum test specimens required for UN corrosion testing, according to the firm.

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) issued the following statement by Vice President of Government Affairs Nicole Brewin in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations: "While RSI and its member companies are still reviewing the proposal, we are concerned that the EPA's proposed carbon emissions regulations will burden consumers and cause disproportionate harm to the U.S. rail industry and its supply companies, which manufacture goods for and provide services to our nation’s freight railroads. Not only is EPA's proposal unprecedented in its reach, cost and complexity, the proposed carbon regulations could strike a major blow to our nation's economy, raising energy prices and costing jobs."

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