Meyer began his rail career 16 years ago as a conductor with RailTex that later merged with RailAmerica. Since then, he has held several posts with that firm, including manager of safety, training and operating practices for seven states in the Central Region reaching from North Dakota to South Texas, as well as general manager posts in Connecticut, Alabama and Kansas, most recently with Kyle Railroad.
He will report to Robert Bach, president, of the Rio Grande Pacific Corporation.
"We continue to broaden our base of leadership and expertise", said Bach. "Tres adds other dimensions of knowledge in a diverse portfolio, such as safety, government affairs and union relationships, as well as environmental issues."
"Rio Grande has a terrific reputation in this industry" said Meyer. "I have always admired the way they go about their business and the way they treat their people and their customers."
Founded in 1986, Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has rail operations in Nebraska, Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, Oklahoma and Texas.