49th Annual MARTS Technical Conference Chicago

PowerPoint Presentations for the 2012 Conference held in Chicago, Illinois

Monday September 24, 2012

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM: Wayside and On Board Performance Monitoring

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

Moderator: Pat Ameen, Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail

Speakers: Donald B. Loftis, Principal Software Engineer, Olin Corporation

Presentation by Mr. Loftis

RB Wiley, Principal Investigator Engineering Services, Transportation Technology Center

                                                     Presentation By Mr. Wiley not published per request

Robert S. Toms, Director-Research and Development, Union Tank Car Company

Presentation by Mr. Toms

1:00- 2:30: Protective Coating Presentations

Sponsor, Al Glueckart, MARTS Board of Directors and President Glueckart Engineering and Services Company

Speakers: Joseph Walker, Vice President, Elcometer, Incorporated and Chris Beninati, Sales Engineer, Elcometer, Incorporated

Presentation by Joseph Walker & Chris Beninati

NACE and How To Influence Lawmakers: NACE training

Speaker:  Gregory Tosi, NACE Public Affairs Program Manager

Presentation by Mr. Tosi

Virtual Paint and Blast Simulation Update and Demonstration

Speaker: Jeremiah Treloar, Coatings Research Specialist, Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Presentation by Mr. Treloar

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Interchange Rules Panel

Sponsor, Tom Stahura, MARTS Board of Directors and Executive Director, Rules & Standards, AAR

Moderator: Thomas Stahura, Executive Director, Rules & Standards, AAR

Panel Participants: Steve Phebus, Member of the AAR Arbitration Committee & Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer, CSX Corporation; Michael Reid, Member of AAR Arbitration Committee & Manager Cars System Mechanical, BNSF Railway Company; Tom Mordock, Member of AAR Arbitration Committee & Consultant to GATX Corporation; John Kieras, Member of AAR Arbitration Committee and Director Railroad & Industry Relations, Union Tank Car Co; Harold Winters, Member of AAR Car Repair Billing Committee and General Mechanical Inspector – Compliance, CSX Corporation; Steven C. Beckwith, Member of AAR Arbitration Committee and Senior Director Freight Car Planning & Operations, Union Pacific Railroad Company

Presentation by Mr. PhebusCEPM Rules  

Presentaton by Mr. Winters-CRB Redesign 2012

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Early Warning, Rule 125

Sponsor, Tom Stahura MARTS Board of Directors and Executive Director, Rules & Standards, AAR

Speaker: Jim Grady, Assistant Vice President, Technical Services at Association of American Railroads

 Presentation by Mr. Grady

Speaker: Jerry Vaughn, Umler CEPM Product Manager, Railinc

Presentation by Mr. Vaughn

Tuesday September 25, 2012

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Update on CEPM: Side Frames, Bolsters & Couplers

Sponsor, Jerry Bohacik Jr. MARTS Board of Directors and General Manager Railroad & Contract Services, GATX Rail

Speakers: Kim Bowling, Director Advanced Engineering, CSX Transportation;  Jerry Vaughn, Product Manager, Railinc; Jeff Wall, Senior Business Analyst, Railinc

 Presentation by Ms. Bowling, Jerry Vaughn, Jeff Wall

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM:  Friction Stir Welding Overview

Sponsor, Randall Thomure Commercial Transportation Manager, Sapa Extrusions

Speaker: Randall Thomure

Presentatiom by Mr Thomure