Shawn Vecellio has joined TTCI as Senior Assistant Vice President–Operations & Safety. Shawn’s 26 years of experience in the rail industry provides a strong foundation to lead TTCI’s Operations and Safety teams.
Prior to joining TTCI, Shawn was Assistant Vice President, Engineering for Kansas City Southern (KCS) overseeing track maintenance, capital programs, geometry testing, rail testing, signaling, union relations, facilities, and track material standards for KCS’ U.S., Mexico, and Panama Canal territories. Shawn began his railroad career with BNSF and progressed through roles at Omnitrax and CSX Transportation as Superintendent, Roadmaster, Foreman, Engineering Technical Trainer, and Manager of Program Construction.
Shawnhas been involved with various technical advisory groups, as well as AREMA Committees 4 and 5, and Operation Lifesaver. He has served as Chairman for the AAR Engineering PolicyCommitteeand the North American ChiefEngineers. Heearneda Bachelor of Business Management degree from Baker University and is a Certified Trainer,Technical Instructor,and aSix Sigma Yellow Belt.
“Shawn’s multi-dimensional railroad experience,in combination with his proven ability to managelarge-scale infrastructure projects,will be invaluable as we transform TTCI’s operations and bring our new location to a state of readiness,” said Kari Gonzales, TTCI’s President and CEO. “His ability to bringarailroader’s perspective will not only benefit our teambut also strengthen our ability to support the industry.”