At Railcrew Xpress, we assist America’s railroads and other entities to better serve the nation by providing safe and reliable crew transportation. We do this by conducting ourselves in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, and consideration for all our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders.
The goal of Railcrew Xpress is to provide safe, efficient, dependable transportation services to the crews we serve. The safety standards of this company will not be compromised, subordinated, or diminished by any other goal or challenge. You are our top priority.
Who We Are
Founded in 2005, Railcrew Xpress (RCX) provides safe and reliable transportation to America’s railroads and other entities. The RCX team consists of over 2,000 employees in 25 states, with our headquarters in the Kansas City area.
The founders of Railcrew Xpress started the company because they saw a need for technology solutions to streamline the crew transportation component of the freight railway business.
Railways depend on third party providers to transport crew—mainly engineers and conductors—from train to train. This may seem odd to those who might wonder, why don’t the crew members just get on another train? The answer lies in the fact that the limited infrastructure for freight rail transportation is already overextended: tracks that should handle 10 trips per day handle 40. The freight routes are also fairly short, 150 to 250 miles, and trains and crews are scheduled to the limit.
Brian O’Hara | President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian joins RailCrew Xpress having had an extensive career of over 30 years in transportation logistics. Brian formerly served as Vice President of Transportation and Logistics for MachineryLink, a Kansas City based leading provider of leased grain combines throughout North America. In this role Brian had full responsibility for MachineryLink’s specialized transportation company, MachineryLink Transport.
During Brian’s three-year tenure the team was able to grow revenue by over 300% while dramatically improving safety ratings, on time service, and cost per mile. Prior to that, Brian spent eleven years at DHL, as Senior Vice-President of Operations where he led six operating regions across the US with 150 service centers and 8,000 employees. Prior to DHL, Brian served a variety of leadership roles at UPS within their hub operations and air delivery service.
Andrew Beck | Vice President of Operations Support
Tara Johnson | Director of Human Resources
Tara brings over 25 years of human resource management experience to the team. She formerly served as Director of Human Resources for an agriculture technology and logistics company in Kansas City. Tara’s background includes HR leadership roles in several other industries including health care, financial services and manufacturing.
Tara holds bachelor’s degrees in human resource management and public relations from Oklahoma State University and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations. She has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for over 25 years and has served in several volunteer leadership positions for SHRM.
Heidi Hance | Director of Payroll & Billing
John Hillring | Chief Financial Officer
John has 36 years of diverse financial, operations and leadership experience, including 18 years in the telecom industry with Nortel Networks and Sprint PCS. He has held a number of CFO roles at start-ups in technology and transportation, working with private equity firms.
John holds a BS in Accounting from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University and a MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.
Sandy Walker | Vice President-Human Resources, Payroll & Risk Management
Sandy brings over 25 years of human resources, payroll and risk management experience to Railcrew Xpress. Sandy formerly served as Chief Administrative Officer for a transportation company located in Kansas City overseeing Human Resources, Payroll, Claims, Safety and Compliance functions.
Sandy holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing. In addition, Sandy serves on the Board of Directors for Northland Early Education Center (NEEC). NEEC provides quality early education and therapy services for children who have special needs in an all-inclusive environment with children who have typical needs.
Tina Pham | Director of Accounting
Tina has more than 15 years in the accounting field including experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax accounting, managerial accounting, and internal auditing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Management and a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas, Dallas.
Amy Yuille | Director of Fleet
Amy brings over 15 years of transportation experience in fleet maintenance, transportation safety, and fleet management from the trucking industry.