Young will lead RailWorks' U.S. track operations, which provide track construction, maintenance and rehabilitation services throughout the United States and include RailWorks Track Services Inc. and RailWorks Track Systems Inc.
Young brings strong leadership capabilities and extensive experience in transportation and heavy civil works projects developed over the past 20 years working for contractors, including Kiewit and Zachry Construction. He most recently served as senior vice president at Zachry Construction, a heavy and building construction contractor based in San Antonio, Texas.
"John has a unique combination of life experiences, education and professional work history that make him an excellent fit for RailWorks," said RailWorks Corporation President and chief executive officer Jeffrey Levy. "He will work closely with our leadership teams to capitalize on significant growth opportunities to expand our operations to serve new customers, develop the scope of our services and improve our service delivery to meet the increasing needs of the market."