Progress Rail Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has hired Tim Heilig as senior vice president of customer solutions. In this role, Heilig will work with Progress Rail Services and its subsidiary, Electro-Motive Diesel, to enhance the companies' many products and services. Additionally, he will be involved in helping develop new products.
Over the course of his career, Heilig has held a variety of positions and acquired extensive experience within the railroad industry. He most recently served as vice president of Norfolk Southern’s mechanical department, where he was responsible for maintenance operations (including car and locomotive), the mechanical staff and the in-sourcing group. Prior to that, Heilig also served in Norfolk Southern’s engineering and transportation departments.
“We are delighted that Tim has joined our team. Tim’s 40-plus years of railroad industry knowledge and leadership experience are invaluable in helping us better understand how we can serve our customers,” said Billy Ainsworth, president and CEO of Progress Rail Services.