On Monday, April 7, 2008 Mr. Larry Salci was appointed President & CEO of Colorado Railcar Manufacturing, LLC. Colorado
Railcar Manufacturing's former President and founder, Tom Rader, will
focus on his other business interests, including GrandLuxe Rail
Journeys, where he is the Chairman & CEO. Mr. Rader remains the sole shareholder of Colorado Railcar Manufacturing.
Salci has 37 years of experience in the transportation industry, 30 of
which were in the public transportation and inter-city passenger
railcar industries. Mr. Salci has the
unique background of having been the CEO or senior executive of
companies that designed and manufactured passenger railcars and also
served as the CEO of two major U.S. transit properties that operated
light rail, commuter rail, and bus transit systems.
Salci served as President of The Budd Transit Group from 1982-1988, as
President of Bombardier Corporation from 1988 to 1994 and President of
the Morrison Knudsen Transit Group and its successor company, American
Passenger Rail Car Company, from 1994 to 2000. Mr.
Salci was the General Manager & CEO of the Southeastern Michigan
Transportation Authority (SEMTA) from 1975-1981 and President & CEO
of St. Louis Metro from 2002 to January 2008. During
Mr. Salci's career he has been responsible for the design, manufacture
and re-manufacture of over 3,000 passenger railcars for several major
transit systems in the U.S. and Amtrak. Mr.
Salci also has the unique background of managing a public transit
property and has substantial experience with local, state, and federal
government funding and grants processes administered by both the
Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railway Administration of
the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Colorado Railcar Manufacturing (CRM) is the only U.S owned designer and manufacture of passenger railcars. CRM designs and manufactures self-propelled diesel railcars, both single deck and double deck. It also designs and manufactures domed locomotive hauled coaches for the passenger train tour industry. Colorado
Railcar Manufacturing is currently completing orders for single level
DMUs, both power cars and trailers for Tri-Met in Portland, double deck
DMUs and trailers for the South Florida Regional Transportation
Authority, and both double deck dome tour coaches and a double deck DMU
for the Alaska Railroad Corporation. Colorado Railcar Manufacturing is based in Ft. Lupton, Colorado near Denver.
more information about Colorado Railcar Manufacturing, contact Norman
Forde, Vice President Sales and Program Management at 303-857-1066 ext.
242 or e-mail at Norman.Forde@ColoradoRailcar.com