MEET OUR DEDICATED LEADERSHIP TEAM

RON TRUITT
RON TRUITTPresident
Ronald M. Truitt began his professional career in the railroad industry at B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Maryland, in 1977. In 1985, Amtrak took over and he spent the next 35 years there. Ronald opened R&B Railroad Mechanical Specialists in 2018. Ronald joined the ABA in 1993, becoming a Board Member in 2015.
MARK MICHEL
MARK MICHELFirst Vice President
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 1990. Mark’s career in the rail industry began with Ellcon-National. In 2004 he became Chairman of the Geared Hand Brake Manufacturers Engineering Committee. He is the Director of Engineering & Quality Mgmt for Amsted Rail.
DON FRANCISCO
DON FRANCISCOSecond Vice President
A native Northern New Yorker, Don retired from CSX railroad in April of 2021 and joined NYAB as a consultant. During his 34 years in the industry Don has held positions in the signal department, diesel shop & training department. Don has served 11 years on the AAR Brake Systems Committee and the ABA for 7 years.
MAX VANDERBY
MAX VANDERBYThird Vice President
Max has been in the rail industry for 33 years supporting a number of committees and was President of the CABC in 2005-2006. He received his education as a Mechanical Engineering Technician from Mohawk College and furthered his education in Engineering Mechanical Techno