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 Agenda

50th Annual Technical Conference

September 29 -October 1, 2013

Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services

Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

As of June 27, 2013

Please check back regularly for updates and posting of speakers names

 

Sunday September 29, 2013

 

8:00 AM Registration Open

10:00 AM 2013 LogoExhibits Open

12:00 - 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch

4:30 - 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Reception

6:00 PM Exhibit Hall & Registration Close for Day

Monday September 30, 2013

8:00 AM Registration Open

 

7:45 – 9:15 AM  RSI Opening Session

Speakers to be announced

9:15 - 10:15 AM Break

10:00 AM Exhibits Open

10:15 – 11:30 AM  NTSB Rail Division Overview

                        Sponsor- Pat Ameen, MARTS Board of Directors and Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail

                            

                             Speaker: Jim Southworth, Railroad Accident Investigator-in-charge, Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Investigations, National Transportation Safety Board 

                         

11:30 – 1:30 Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM  Interchange Rules Panel

                        Sponsor-Tom Stahura, MARTS Board of Directors and Executive Director, Rules & Standards, Association of American Railroads

                           

                                   Presenters:

                                   Michael Reid, Member of AAR Arbitration and Rules Committee & Manager Cars System Mechanical, BNSF Railway Company

                                   Harold Winters, Member of AAR Car Repair Billing Committee and General Mechanical Inspector – Compliance, CSX Corporation   

                                   Tom Mordock, Member of AAR Arbitration and Rules Committee & Consultant to GATX Corporation

                                   John Kieras, Member of AAR Arbitration and Rules Committee and Director Railroad & Industry Relations, Union Tank Car Company

                                   Steve Phebus,  Member of the AAR Arbitration & Rules Committee & Chief Mechanical Officer, CSX Corporation.

                                   Jeremy Luna, member of the Car Repair Billing Committee &  Senior Manager-Car Repair Billing, BNSF Railway

                                   Moderator:

                                   Tom Stahura, MARTS Board of Directors and Executive Director, Rules & Standards, Association of American Railroads   

2:30 – 3:00 PM   Update on CEPM

                        Sponsor- Jerry Bohacik, Marts Board of Directors & General Manager Railroad & Contract Services, GATX

                                

                                    Speakers

                                    Jerry Vaughn, Manager PM Asset Services, Railinc.

                                    Chip Summey, Product Manager - Asset Health, Railinc 

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:30 – 3:45 PM  MARTS Business Meeting

3:45 – 4:30 PM  New Safety Appliance Rules and Revisions

                        Sponsor - David Cackovic, MARTS Board of Directors and Chief- Technical Standards and Inspection, TTCI

                       

                                    Speaker, Richard Dawson, AAR Consultant

 

4:30 – Adjourn for the Day

5:00 - 7:30 Exhibit Hall Dinner/Reception

8:00 PM Registration Close for Day

 

Tuesday October 1, 2013

 

7:00 AM Registration Open

 

8:00 AM Exhibits Open

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall Breakfast

 

8:00- 10:00 AM  Protective Coatings Committee Presentations

                        Sponsor - James R. Molnar, MARTS Board of Directors and Union Tank Car Company

                         Regulatory Update

                            EPA:  

                            Speaker, Madelyn K. Harding, Legal Manager Regulatory, Sherwin-Williams 

                            FRA HM 216B:

                             Speaker , Karl Alexy, USDOT

                            OSHA

                                     Speaker, Jay Grove, GATX

                          Coating Resin Update                        

                          Polyaspartic Coatings

                            Speakers, Liza Capino, Senior Scientist, Sherwin-Williams

                                                 Ahren Olson, Bayer Material Science LLC  

                             Waterborne Acrylics

                            Speaker, Wayne Kurcz, Williams Hayward Protective Coatings 

                          Update on Waterborne Coating Technology (Reprised)  

                             Speaker, Wayne Kurcz, Williams Hayward Protective Coatings

10:00 –10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 PM  Wayside and On- Board Health & Performance Monitoring

                           Sponsor, Pat Ameen, MARTS Board of Directors and Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail Company, Inc.                        

                              A cross-section of railroad and shipper/car owner representatives and a vendor will highlight some

                               of the latest industry and independent initiatives in asset health and performance monitoring of

                               critical freight car components and systems.

                                   Presenters:

                                   Donald B. Loftis, Principal Software Engineer, Olin Corporation

                                   Kambiz Nayebi, President & CEO, Beena Vision Systems, Inc.

                                   R. B. Wiley, Principal Investigator Engineering Services, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

                                   Nicole Fimple, Director Asset Health, Association of American Railroads

                                   Moderator:

                                   Patrick T. Ameen, Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail Company, Inc.  

     

12:00 – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch

 

1:30 – 3:00 PM  AAR Technical Standards, MID & Research

                       Sponsor, David Cackovic, MARTS Board of Directors and Chief Technical Standards and Inspection, TTCI

                          

                         Rule 59 Cushion Underframe Devices Updated

                               Speakers:

                                Darrell Iler, Sr. Car Engineer, Canadian National Railway

                                David Cackovic, Chief Technical Standards and Inspection, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. 

                        Rule 59 Cushion Unit Condition Indicators 

                                Speakers:

                                 Pat Whelan, Director of Mechanical Engineering, BNSF Railway

                                   John Deppen, Director, Engineering; End of Car Systems, Amsted Rail

 

                        AAR Technical Standards and MID Update 

                                 Speakers:                                   

                                    David Cackovic, Chief Technical Standards and Inspection, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. 

                                 Armand E. Ciccarelli, Director Mechanical Inspection,  Transportation Technology Center, Inc.                           

                           

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break

3:45 – 4:15 PM  Canadian National Cushion Units

                              Sponsor – Charles S. Dupin, Marts Board of Directors and Director of North American Sales, Miner Enterprises               

                             Speaker, Darrell Iler, Sr. Car Engineer, Canadian National Railway

4:00 PM Registration & Exhibit Hall Close

 

4:15 – 4:45 PM  Pipe Load

                                  Sponsor, Randall Thomure Member Marts Board of Directors and Commercial Transportation Manager, Sapa Extrusions

                             Speaker, Cory Hogan, Director of Vehicle Dynamics and Testing, TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences, Inc.

4:45 PM  Adjourn 2013 MARTS Technical Conference


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