Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Boatright Vegetation names Alison Potts Shirley president

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Alabama-based Boatright Companiesrecently promoted Alison Potts Shirley to serve as president for Boatright Vegetation Management, LLC. Shirley will assume overall responsibility for this original Boatright company, including overseeing daily operations for company activities in more than 20 states, managing the bid process with railroads, handling all railroad contracts and serving as the leader for relationship management with railroad customers.

Along with this new position, Shirley will continue serving as the vice president and director of marketing and government affairs, where she oversees all marketing and media relations for the company and manages governmental affairs activities both at the state and federal level.

"I am dedicated to continuing the excellence in service, products and safety for the railroads we serve and for our great employees," says Shirley. "I am most pleased that the company I have served my entire career trust me with this new position, and I know we will continue to adhere to the high standards Boatright customers expect.  Furthermore, we anticipate an exciting new era for railroads in the United States and are anxious to be partners in new successes for our current customers, as well as new customers."

Boatright Companies, one of the top 30 privately held companies in Alabama and also one of the fastest growing, is a railroad conglomerate, serving Class 1 railroads, shortline railroads and contractors in the United States, Canada and Mexico with an array of products and services.

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