CF Rail Services Adds to Their Management Team at Hoosier Railcar

May 17, 2013 – Schaumburg, IL – CF Rail Services

CF Rail Services, a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, announced several changes and additions to their management team at Hoosier Railcar in East Chicago, Indiana. This includes the addition of Bill Keene as Plant Manager, Robert Hilliard as Repair Superintendent, and William Bradford as Purchasing Manager. Additionally, long-time employee Daniel Ruiz has accepted the role of Manager of Quality Assurance.

Over the past several years, CF Rail Services has experienced tremendous growth as their focus has been set on becoming the premier provider of railcar cleaning, repair, and refurbishment services. This growth has positively impacted the number of railcar repair facilities under the CF Rail Services group throughout the US. This growth has also impacted their longest standing facility, Hoosier Railcar.

"These opportunities reflect our commitment to hiring and retaining the best employees in the rail industry. Our focus on our customers and our growth has stayed consistent, and we are seeing benefits of that for both our employees and our customers," said Bill Plavsic, Vice President of CF Rail Services.

Bill Keene brings his high caliber leadership and extensive knowledge in car repair and production management to his new role as Plant Manager of Hoosier Railcar. His most recent experience included working at Rail Ready Railcar in Southern Illinois.

Robert Hilliard, also joins the organization from Rail Ready Railcar, bringing his tenure of experience to CF Rail Services as the new Repair Superintendent at Hoosier Railcar.

William Bradford has been named Purchasing Manager at Hoosier Railcar. Most recently with BNSF Railroad, Bradford joins the team with a breadth of experience in the rail repair industry.

Additionally, current employee Daniel Ruiz has accepted the role Manager of Quality Assurance at Hoosier Railcar. Daniel has his M.S. in Quality Assurance and will continue to play an integral role in supporting Hoosier Railcar as well as the entire CF Rail Services network of repair facilities.

CF Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. is a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, providing quality running repair and program work for railroads, private car owners and shippers in North America. 

Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. is a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Subsidiary business units and investments include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., Union Leasing Inc., CF Rail Services LLC, Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia Holdingsand STI-Global PTY Limited.  The subsidiary units are leaders in providing customer focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.

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