John Smith has over forty years of experience in the rail industry. He held many positions at ACF Industries and American Railcar Industries including Director – Operations, Plant Manager and Sr. Director – Railcar Services. He was responsible for operations of ARI’s Railcar Maintenance facilities and fleet management business as well as budgeting and maintenance planning for ACF’s fleet of over 46,000 railcars. John was also responsible for maintenance facility start-ups and acquisitions in the US and Canada. He also held various positions relating to railcar maintenance and plant operations at Shippers Car Line. While Plant Manager at ACF’s Kansas City , MO plant, John served as President of the Kansas City Car Supervisors Association.