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April 16, 2018

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC Welcomes New VP of Transportation, Paul Lauritzen

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC announces that Paul Lauritzen has accepted the position of Vice President of Transportation. Lauritzen will be responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of R. J. Corman Railroad Switching Company, LLC. This company provides a variety of railroad related services for industrial facilities across the United States that include loading, assembly, disassembly and movement of railcar consists.

“Having worked with Paul previously, I am very confident that he will bring new, innovative ideas that will help continue the trend of growth the Switching Company has seen,” R. J. Corman Railroad Group’s President and CEO, Ed Quinn, said. “Paul has the drive and integrity to guide the Switching Company as well as a professionalism and attention to detail that is necessary for customer focus.”

Lauritzen comes from a background at Big Ass Solutions in Lexington, Kentucky where he has held many roles during his 14 years with the company, including Vice President of Manufacturing, Vice President of Product Management, and Vice President of International Business. Mr. Lauritzen was responsible for overseeing the production of premium products, and implementing improvement systems for efficiency.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to take my skills to the next level with such an outstanding company,” Lauritzen said. “I will be working with a quality team of highly experienced individuals, and I look forward to what the future holds.”

Mike Philpot will remain active in the Switching Company in an advisory capacity, providing valuable operational direction. Meanwhile, he will also be transitioning into a strategic role for R. J. Corman.

R. J. Corman Switching Company, LLC will continue to strive to exceed customers’ expectations by continuing to be a diversified company with unique capabilities to meet switching needs, regardless of type or size. Additionally, the company remains committed to increasing efficiency and providing an ever-improving safe and rewarding work environment, and is expected to continue being a leading service provider in this industry.

Altogether, R. J. Corman Railroad Group employs more than 1,400 people in 22 states. In addition to short line railroad and switching operations, R. J. Corman companies provide a broad scope of services to the railroad industry such as emergency response, track material distribution, track construction, signal design and construction as well as building fuel-efficient locomotives.

For more information about the company, visit or call 859-881-7521.