Wade most recently served as the president of GoldStar Logistics Solutions.
"Dale has the experience and the knowledge of the transportation industry that is so critically important to the Alaska Railroad," said ARRC President and CEO Chris Aadnesen. "His focus on teamwork and customer service will play a big part in our continuing mission to deliver the best service to the people of Alaska and our visitors."
Wade assumes the position from Steve Silverstein who retired at the end of 2011 after 10 years as vice president of business development and 16 years with the Alaska Railroad.
"Steve has played a big part in making the Alaska Railroad the success it has been in recent years," said Aadnesen. "We are sorry to see him leave his position here at the Alaska Railroad but wish him the best in his retirement."