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January 18, 2024

R. J. Corman's Adam Harris Named Railway Age's 2024 Fast Tracker – 25 Under 40

R. J. Corman Railroad Company's Adam Harris has been recognized by Railway Age as one of the industry's rising stars in their prestigious 2024 Fast Trackers list. This program honors exceptional young leaders under 40 who are shaping the future of North American rail.

Harris' contributions extend far beyond his job title. Since joining R. J. Corman Railroad Company in 2016, he has steadily climbed the ranks from Locomotive Electrician Supervisor to his current role as Director of Locomotives & Maintenance. His expertise in electrical systems and unwavering support have made him an invaluable asset to the company's mechanical team.

Harris' leadership is data-driven. He spearheaded a comprehensive data collection initiative for R. J. Corman's locomotives, improving fleet reliability and ensuring compliance with EPA guidelines and FRA regulations. This meticulous approach has demonstrably improved the efficiency and safety of the company's operations. He is constantly striving to improve, tackling complex issues head-on. For instance, he collaborated with colleagues to redesign the locomotive fleet to optimize operations, leading to the acquisition of 27 additional locomotives.

Harris' dedication extends beyond R. J. Corman. For several years, he has volunteered as a firefighter for the West Knox Fire Department, providing vital services to his Kentucky community. This commitment to service reflects his character and leadership qualities.

Harris is a highly regarded mentor who guides young managers and fosters their success. His clear communication and follow-through create a supportive environment where his team thrives. Under his leadership, at least three young managers have received promotions, a testament to his mentorship skills.

Adam Harris' focus on innovation, safety, and mentorship makes him a deserving recipient of the 2024 Railway Age Fast Trackers recognition. His leadership and problem-solving skills position him for a bright future in the rail industry. Congratulations Adam!