Patriot Rail Company Appoints Matthew Reddell Vice President and Chief Safety Officer

Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Patriot RailPatriot Rail Company LLC (Patriot Rail) today announced the appointment of Matthew Reddell as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer.  Reddell will be a part of the Senior Leadership Team reporting toJohn E. Fenton, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Reddell, a 15-year veteran of the rail industry, will serve as Patriot Rail’s senior safety executive charged with leading all safety efforts throughout the company’s diverse rail services holdings.

“From day one, this management team established safety as our cornerstone value,” said Fenton. “While our safety performance continues to improve, we won’t be satisfied with anything less than an accident-free workplace. Matthew is a highly regarded leader in our industry, and has built a well-deserved reputation as a zealous guardian of employee safety.  He brings a keen understanding of what it takes to deliver top results the right way—by creating a just culture where people willingly engage in the mission.  I know he will use those abilities to engage the entire workforce as we pursue our goal of an absolute culture of safety.”

Reddell joined Patriot Rail in January 2015 as Vice President and Chief Mechanical Officer.  Prior to joining Patriot Rail, he worked in various transportation, engineering, procurement, and mechanical roles with Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Amtrak, Canadian Pacific, RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming, and Bombardier.

Reddell is a military veteran, currently serving as an Armored Cavalry Officer assigned to U.S. Army Central Command.  He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Technology from the Command and General Staff College as well as certifications in Quality and Lean Manufacturing.

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