Management Team

Railinc is led by the following team of executives:

E. Allen West

President and Chief Executive Officer

Allen West is president and chief executive officer of Railinc Corp. Since his appointment in 2006, Railinc has become a leading technology organization serving the freight rail industry with a customer-focused culture, a progressive, results-oriented workforce and leading technology infrastructure.  

West has 25 years experience in information technology and business management with leading companies in the transportation sector. Prior to joining Railinc, he was director of information technology for Sea-Land Service Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Inc. There he led technology teams in development of applications and business solutions for Sea-Land’s global operations. He has also held key leadership positions within Tenneco Inc. and Norfolk Southern Corp.

West currently serves on the board of directors and is past chairman of the North Carolina Technology Association and on the Teradata Travel and Transportation Advisory Board. He is also a charter member of the IBM Global Rail Innovation Center advisory board. In 2012, West was named an industry “Executive to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. He was named “Outstanding Business Partner” by the N.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute in 2009 for his contributions to the development of certified project management professionals. He has served on the board of RailPAC, a political advisory committee serving the freight rail industry. West is also a member of the National Association of Chief Executive Officers.  He is an active supporter of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

West holds a bachelor's of business administration degree in management of information systems from James Madison University and an MBA from Old Dominion University. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.

Yates Parker

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Finance, Control and Treasury

Rob Simora

Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Product and Software Development, IT Infrastructure, Systems Support, Data Center

Treadwell Davison

Vice President, Business Operations

Industry Initiatives, AAR Products and Committee Services

Greg Smith

Assistant Vice President, Customer Experience

Product Support, Customer Support Center, Industry Relations

Kristen Sandstrom

Director, Human Resources

Human Resources, Training, Recruiting

Patrick O'Neil

Director, Corporate and Brand Communications

Internal and External Communication, Media Relations, Marketing Communication