Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. – Chief Commercial Officer – Freight Systems
Jim Hansen’s 43+ years of rail industry experience stretches back to the mid-1970s, where he began his career in the maintenance-of-way welding department for the Burlington Northern (BN) Railroad. After more than a decade at BN, he assumed a sales position with ESCO Equipment Service Company, rising to vice president of national sales. Hansen later served four years as the North American sales manager for Stanley Railroad Products. In 2007, he transitioned into business development for North America, at RailWorks Corporation, where he served as vice president for nine years.
In his current role at Herzog, Jim is responsible for overseeing all commercial/marketing efforts for freight railroads. He is a strong proponent of innovation in MOW technology for Herzog’s equipment solutions and serves as an advocate for the industry on U.S. rail regulatory issues.
Hansen has been the President of the North American Maintenance Railway Club (NAMRC) for more than 25 years. Under his leadership, the membership of the club has grown from close to 100 members to over 600 members today.
He was recently appointed to Chairman of the Board for the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and continues to serve as Vice Chair for the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Associate Advisory Board.View all Leadership