Presidents List

In 1901. our founding organization was known as the Chief Interchange Car Inspectors’ and Car Foreman’s Association

Year           Location                                          President                                                                 Railroad  _________________ 

1901        Cleveland, Ohio                        Mr. Charles Waughop                         Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

1902        Cleveland, Ohio                        Mr. Charles Waughop                         Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

1903        Cleveland, Ohio                        Mr. Charles Waughop                         Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

1904        Cleveland, Ohio                        Mr. Charles Waughop                         Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad

1905        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1906        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1907        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1908        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1909        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1910        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1911        Chicago, Illinois                        Mr. Henry Boutet                                C.I.I. Cincinnati, Ohio

1912        Chicago, IL                               Mr.. F.W. Tapnell                                  S.I.I Railroad, St. Louis, Missouri

1913        Minneapolis, Minnesota           Mr. J.L. Stark                                      Hocking Valley Railroad

1914        Cincinnati, Ohio                       Mr. F.C.  Schultz                                   C.I.I. Chicago, IL

1915        Richmond, Virginia                  Mr. F.H. Hanson                                  New York Central Railway

1916        Indianapolis, Indiana                Mr. A. Kipp                                          New York, Ontario & Western  Railroad

1917 & 1918 No conference due to World War I 

1919        St. Louis, Missouri                   Mr. W.J. Stoll                                         New York Central Railway

1920        Montreal, Quebec, Canada       Mr. J.J. Gainey                                    Southern Railway

1921 No conference held

1922        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. E. Pendleton                                  Chicago & Alton Railroad

1923        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. A. Armstrong                                 C.I.I. Atlanta, Georgia

1924        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.T. Westall                                  New York Central Railway

1925        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C.M. Hitch                                     Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

In 1926 the organization’s name was changed to the Railway Car Department Officers Association

Year           Location                                          President                                                                 Railroad  _________________ 

1926        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.P. Elliott                                   Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis

1927        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. B.F. Jamison                                 Southern Railway

In 1928, as the result of a merger, the organization became known as the Master Car Builders & Supervisors Association

Year           Location                                          President                                                                 Railroad  _________________

1928        St. Louis, Missouri                   Mr. E.R. Campbell                              C.I.I, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1929        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. S.O. Taylor                                     Missouri Pacific Railroad

In 1930 the organization’s name was changed to the Car Department Officers Association (CDOA)

Year           Location                                          President                                                                 Railroad  _________________

1930        Detroit, Michigan                     Mr. C.J. Wymer                                   Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

1931 to 1936 No conference held due to the Great Depression

1937        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. N.K. Nystrom                               Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Ralway

1938        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. N.K. Nystrom                               Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Ralway

1939        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C.J. Nelson                                   Chicago Car Interchange Bureau

1940        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.S. Acworth                                 General American Transportation Corporation

1941        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. A.J. Kruegar                                  New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railway

1942 to 1945 No conference held due to World War II

1946        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. F.E. Cheshire                                Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway

1947        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. G.R. Anderson                              Chicago & Northwestern Railway

1948        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. I.M. Peters                                    Crystal Car Line

1949        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.P. Hogan                                    New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

1950        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. G.H. Wells                                    Northern Pacific Railway

1951        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr, J.A. Deppe                                     Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway

1952        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.N. Messimer                             Merchants Dispatch Transportation Corporation

1953        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. A.H. Keys                                       Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1954 No conference held

1955        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R. Schey                                          New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railway

1956        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.F.Likarish                                   Great Northern Railway

1957        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H.M. Nelson                                  Fruit Growers Express Company

1058        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H.L. Hewing                                  Chicago Car Interchange Bureau

1959        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. K.H. Carpenter                              Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad

1960        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.F. Mc Mullen                              Erie Railroad Company

1961        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C.T. Graves                                     General American Transportation Company

1962        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H.L. Price                                       Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

1963        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C.W. Kimball                                 Southern Railway

1964        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. E.W. Morris                                   Canadian Pacific Railway

1965        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. D,C. Graves                                   Union Tank Car Company

1966        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.R. Douglas                                  Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company

1967        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. E.L. Marsalis                                 Illinois Central Railroad

1968        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. G.W. Hansen                                 Soo Line

1969        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.H. Keleher                                 Merchants Dispatch Transportation Corporation

1970        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. D.V. Hon                                        Burlington Northern Railway

1971        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.A. Mullen                                   Penn Central Railroad Company

1972        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. J.J. Drinka                                      Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway

1973        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.C. Hixson                                    Missouri Pacific Railway

1974        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.A. Boerke                    `              North American Car Company

1975        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. E.J. Henshaw                                 Chessie System

1976        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H.O. Ludwig                                  Amtrak

1977        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C.W. Parker                                   Canadian Pacific

1978        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H. Fisher                                        Trailer Train Company

1979        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C. Montgomery                             Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

1980        Chicago, Ilinois                        Mr. E.S. Spafford                                 Chicago & Northwestern Railway

1981        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.L. Sutton                                     Union Pacific Railroad

1982        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. D.J. Roderique                               Missouri Pacific Raiload

1983        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.E. Caldwell                                 Southern Railway

1984        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.L. Coulter                                    Burlington Northern Railroad

1985        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. H.P. Zakaib                                     CTGX, Incorporated (Canada)

1986        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R. M. Murphy                                 Trailer Train Company

1987        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. K.V. Eckhardt                                 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad

1988        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.L. Johnson                                   Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company

1989        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.D. Lonnes                                    Chicago Transit Authority

1990        Atlanta, Georgia                      Mr. W.J. Groos                                       Itel Rail Corporation

1991        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. C. F. Funesti                                     ACF Industries

1992        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. John Robertson                               Norfolk Southern Corporation

1993        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. D.M. Sizemore                                 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

1994        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. G. W. Griffiths                                  Illinois Central Railroad

1995        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. R.F. Nadrowski                                Wisconsin Central Railroad

1996        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Tom Jellison                                     The Greenbrier Companies

1997        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Tom Mordock                                   GE Capital Railcar Services

1998        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. A.J. Glueckert                                  General American Transportation Corporation

1999        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. John Kieras                                      Union Tank Car Company

In year 2000 the organization was given it’s present name of the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS)

Year           Location                                          President                                                                 Railroad  _________________ 

2000        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. W.O. Albritton                                   Paducah & Louisville Railway

2001        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. James E. Tobolski                              Trinity Rail Services

2002        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Randall Thomure                               Thrall Manufacturing Company

2003        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Joseph Viscum                                   Canadian National/Illinois Central

2004        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Bob Pokorski                                      TTX Company

2005        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Patrick Ameen                                    Association American Railroads

2006        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Patrick Ameen                                    Association American Railroads

2007        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Charles Dupin                                     Miner Enterprises

2008        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Charles Dupin                                     Miner Enterprises

2009        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. John Sigler                                          Progress Rail Services

2010        Montreal, Quebec, Canada       Mr. John Sigler                                        Progress Rail Services

2011        Minneapolis, Minnesota           Mr. Jim Panza                                          TTX Company

2012        Chicago, Illinois                       Mr. Jim Panza                                            TTX Company

2013        Indianapolis, Indiana                Mr. Dennis Weed                                    Chicago Freight Car Leasing Company

2014        Montreal, Quebec, Canada      Mr. Dennis Weed                                     Chicago Freight Car Leasing Company

2015        Minneapolis, Minnesota          Mr. Michael Reid                                      Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

2016        Omaha, Nebraska                    Mr. Michael Reid                                       Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

2017        Indianapolis, Indiana              Mr. David Cackovic                                   Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

2018        To Be Determined                    Mr. David Cackovic                                   Transportation Technology Center, Inc.