Monday, February 05, 2018

Lindamood named Alaska Railroad VP of engineering

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Brian Lindamood has been promoted to vice president engineering at the Alaska Railroad and will oversee the evaluation, planning and construction of the railroad's infrastructure including engineering, bridge maintenance and construction, and capital project management.

Lindamood joined the Alaska Railroad in June 2006 as capital projects manager and has led the railroad's Project Management Department since January 2012. Previously, he held senior positions in several national engineering firms, including Hanson-Wilson Inc. and TranSystems Corporation, specializing in railway design and operational analysis.

"Involved with railroad infrastructure for two and a half decades, Brian has the broad industry insight and specialized technical knowledge to oversee this vital area of the state's railroad," said Alaska Railroad President Bill O'Leary. "During the dozen years he has worked at the Alaska Railroad, Brian has led high-profile capital projects with complex engineering solutions. His work has been closely aligned with all the key infrastructure areas — which he will now oversee."

Lindamood's ascent into the vice president role follows the move of Clark Hopp to chief operating officer. Lindamood has contributed to multiple industry publications and textbooks, has contributed to the development of several training programs and short courses in railway engineering, and acted as adjunct faculty in Railway Engineering at the university level. He is also a past president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA, 2015-2016).

"I've worked with remarkable railroad capital project and engineering teams over the past 12 years," said Lindamood. "I look forward to building on a solid foundation as we continue to enhance a rail transportation system that Alaska's people and businesses can count on."