L.B. Foster Company appointed James Tanner general manager and Robert Docherty head of business development, Rail Technologies, effective immediately.
Tanner will be located at the company’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. In this position, he will report to Kostas Papazoglou, vice president, Rail Technologies. He will be responsible for directing all of the U.S. activities of the Rail Technologies business.
Tanner joined L.B. Foster from the Steel Fabrication industry in 2004 as the sales and marketing manager for the company’s Precise Structural Products business.
Docherty will be located at the company’s Sheffield, UK, location. In this role, he will report to Peter Jones, general manager, Rail Technologies UK Ltd. He will be responsible for managing the company’s business development activities in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Bob worked in the steel industry in the UK and France, ultimately focusing on the rail sector by selling rail products around the world before joining UK Trade & Investment as a Rail Specialist in 2006.