LORAM appoints Mannix Down Under

Written by William Vantuono, editor-in-chief, Railway Age
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Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (LORAM) has appointed Stephen Mannix as Managing Director of Loram Pty. Ltd., its Australian subsidiary, with responsibility for the Australasian market.

Mannix has 15 years of experience with LORAM and its related companies in Canada and the U.S., including acquisitions of LORAM’s Friction Management business and Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (International Business) from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary.

“LORAM has been active in the Australian rail market for more 50 years, since Mannix Co. Ltd. participated in the construction of the Hamersley, Robe River, and Mount Newman lines in the Pilbara,” said LORAM President and CEO Phil Homan. “Steve’s values‐based leadership, international experience and his skills in legal, finance and M&A will position LORAM for growth throughout Australasia in the coming years.”

“This is an exciting time for LORAM as our platform of technologies continues to advance,” said Mannix. “We are committed to listening to customers’ [problems] throughout Australasia, and developing LORAM’s suite of innovative solutions to meet their needs.”

Established in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. has been providing rail grinding, ballast maintenance, material handling, friction management, geotechnical services tie inspection and data services.

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