Railroad Engineering Professional Development Seminar
July 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saint Louis University Busch Student Center
The Railroad Engineering Professional Development Seminar on July 14th, from 11:30-130 wil be presented by Al Landes, President and COO of Herzog Contracting & David Connell, VP of Engineering for Union Pacific Railroad. The event is approved for 2 PDHs and is part of the 2010 Saint Louis University Civil Engineering Speaker Series, design to serve the greater St. Louis engineering academic and professional community.
About Al Landes, Herzog Contracting Corp. President/COO
Based out of the St. Louis/Ste. Genevieve, MO cement plant area, Mark Mr. Landes, President and COO of Herzog Contracting Corp., has been with Herzog for 38 years. He has held positions such as Office En- gineer, Estimator, Chief Estimator, Pacific Division Vice President and General Manager (13 years) and COO since 2002. Mr. Landes is responsible more than $500,000,000 of annual work in all phases of Herzog’s rail transportation, railroad services, highway, civil, and environmental divisions. Mr. Landes is active in community service and is the past president of the board of the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation and was chairman of its fundraising and finance committees. Mr. Landes is active and involved with the national AGC; NRC; ACIG, President, AGC of California; Vice President, AGCC District Board; AGCC PAC Committee, Chairman; AGCC/Rail Construction Corp. Committee; and has served as President to The BEAVERS and their Charitable Trust. Mr. Landes holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri Western State University.
About David Connell, Vice President - Engineering for Union Pacific Railroad.
David has worked for Union Pacific and predecessor companies for 25 years having held a variety of field and staff positions including AVP- Construction, Chief Engineer- Maintenance of Way and various track research positions. In his current position, David directs the design, construction and mainte- nance of all track, signal and bridge infrastructure in the nation’s largest railway. David holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from NC State University. He currently chairs the Committee on Track Struc- ture System Design of the Transportation Research Board and serves on several other research steering boards.
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