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Max Lafferty


Herzog Services, Inc. – Vice President of Rail Testing

Promoted to Vice President in 2019, Max Lafferty is responsible for determining the viability and efficacy of rail flaw detection opportunities for clients across North America. Max coordinates with managers across multiple departments to leverage resources and track progress on the development of Herzog’s suite of rail flaw detection products. He has previously led the efforts to systematically revamp FMCSA compliance for each Herzog division and enhance the safety programs and procedures for HSI and HRSI employees.

Prior to joining Herzog in 2014, Max served as an Occupational Safety & Health Specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense for the U.S. Air Force. There, he performed selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require the application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of wing safety for over 25,000+ personnel.

Max attended the University of Central Missouri where he received both a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management, with a minor in Business Administration. In 2014, he obtained his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Max is also actively engaged in Committee 4 – Rail for the American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA).

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