REMSA Board of Directors


Gregory Lippard, REMSA Director
Senior Vice President - Rail, L.B. Foster Company 

Greg Lippard has served in several management and sales roles with L.B. Foster Company over the last 25 years. He has been an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), the American Short Line Railroad Association (ASLRRA), and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC). Lippard holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas (TX).

Rob Loomis, REMSA Director
Business Manager, Willamette Valley Company

Rob Loomis has several years of experience serving on different committees and Boards, including serving 9 years on the Polyurea Development Association board where he was involved in actively developing strategic plans, long term planning, overseeing association committee efforts, and generating membership growth. He has been at the forefront of developing innovating solutions for tie remediation with polymer materials and state-of-the-art equipment to increase efficiency. He currently serves as Business Manager for Willamette Valley Company.

Troy Elbert, REMSA Director
Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance and Rail Flaw Detection, Herzog Services, Inc.

Elbert first began his career with Herzog as an ultrasonic, non-destructive rail technician in 1997. In 2013, he was named as coinventor on patents covering ultrasonic phased array inspection for railroads. Troy served as Assistant Vice President of Operations from 2010 to 2016, until he was promoted to President of Herzog Services, Inc. and Herzog Services of Canada, Ltd. Mr. Elbert earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Missouri Western State University and is also American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) NDT Level III certified.

Bryan Boehm, REMSA Director
President, Rail Custom Truck One Source

Boehm was the Director of the Rail Division with Custom Truck & Equipment prior to his role as President at Custom One Truck Source. He holds his degree from the University of Kansas.

Doug Combs, REMSA Director
Vice President of North American, Harsco Rail

Doug Combs has 26 years of experience in the railroad industry with Harsco Rail. He has spent the last three years of his career developing and growing Harsco Rail's presence in Asia Pacific. Doug currently serves as the VP of North America for Harsco Rail. His prior experience at Harsco Rail includes Director of Global Parts and Services, General Manager over North American Operations and Plant Manager. Doug has a Master's Degree in Business Administration along with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Rob Rosencrans, REMSA Director
General Manager, Rail Services - North America, Holland L.P.

Rob Rosencrans has been in the railroad industry for over 16 years. He previously served in several management positions with R.J. Corman Railroad Services. Rob joined Holland in 2018 and is currently the GM of Rail Services for all mobile welding, fixed plant welding and construction services in North America. Rob is a member of AREMA serving on Committee 1. He received his BBA in Management from the University of Kentucky.

Zach Hansen, REMSA Director
Assistant Vice President, Sales - Lewis Bolt & Nut Company

Zach Hansen is currently the AVP of Sales for Lewis Bolt & Nut Company. Prior to LB&N, he has held various roles during his time in the rail industry with Rocla Concrete Tie – Vossloh and Progressive Railroading Magazine. Outside of the LB&N, Zach is active supporting industry organizations including the Northwest Maintenance of Way Club (NARMC) and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC). He holds a B.A. from Quinnipiac University – Hamden, CT.

Mike Pier, REMSA Director
Vice President & General Manager Roadway Work Equipment, Nordco/Wabtec

Mike has 14 years of experience in the railroad industry with Nordco. Currently Mike is the VP & GM of the Roadway Work Equipment Business Unit for Nordco/Wabtec. His prior experience at Nordco includes, various Engineering roles, Director of Aftermarket, and VP of Sales and Engineering. Mike has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Certificate in Project Management. He holds active membership in AREMA Committee 27.