Railway supply industry veteran Bruce Wise has joined Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as director of Business Development.
Wise “will focus on strategic accounts and new products as GREX continues to develop innovative track inspection and maintenance technologies for the rail industry,” the company said.
Wise, “well respected and recognized in the rail community,” has more than 30 years of engineering, sales, management and leadership experience. In his most recent position as Director of Railroad Sales at Whitmore Rail in Rockwall, Tex., he led business development and marketing.
Wise has served on the REMSA (Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers Association) Board of Directors since 2009, serving as President for the 2017-2018 term.
Wise is also a member of AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association) Committee 4, Rail/Track Functional Group.
The committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information relating to design and use of selected rail sections; design and use of joint bars, bolts, washers, and nuts; metallurgical specifications for rail steel and acceptance tests; specifications for the manufacture and shipment of rail, joint bars, bolts, washers and nuts; plant and field welding methods; classification of secondhand rail; rail testing, rail wear, grinding and friction modification; and maintenance of records relating to rail use and other data required to keep AREMA members fully informed on rail life and utilization.
“Bruce’s reputation and experience in providing industry-recognized solutions to address many railroad engineering challenges is an ideal fit for GREX,” said GREX President Greg Grissom. “The timing is perfect to integrate Bruce’s leadership into our talented team as we continue to develop new technology solutions for the rail industry.”
Wise, who earned a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University in 1984, worked for Portec Rail Products RMP Division (now L.B. Foster) as Vice President and General Manager, prior to joining Whitmore Rail in 2011.