Downers Grove, IL, October 5, 2015 — AllTranstek, LLC, North America’s largest commercial rail transport management and consulting firm, today announced several organizational changes. These changes allow AllTranstek to better meet the needs of its growing client base, allow AllTranstek to develop new tools its clients require to remain profitable, aid AllTranstek in maintaining its position as the leading innovator in the rail equipment management and consulting sector, and further AllTranstek’s expansion.
Jeffery J. Wilson, the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2004, has been promoted to president of AllTranstek, where he will oversee all aspects of the company, including its growth. Mr. Wilson has held many leadership roles in the rail industry over the past thirty years, including nearly ten years with GATX and was a founding partner of AllTrans Management Services Corporation, which became AllTranstek, LLC in 2000. Mr. Wilson received his MBA from DePaul University and an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The company will be conducting a nationwide candidate search to fill the vacated role of Chief Operating Officer.
Richard J. Kloster, who has led AllTranstek’s strategic and technical services groups for the past three years, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Mr. Kloster’s primary role will be to direct AllTranstek’s strategic, new business development, marketing, and commercial efforts. Mr. Kloster brings with him years of marketing and consulting experience, including his work with FTR Associates, his founding of a successful consulting practice that was acquired by AllTranstek in 2012, and a prior career at General Electric and several railroads. Mr. Kloster is a frequent presenter and facilitator to the industry. He obtained his Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama, where he also completed post-graduate work. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Industrial Transportation League and holds three patents for rail equipment innovations.
- AllTranstek manages over 220,000 railcars of all types for some of North America’s largest companies.
- AllTranstek strategic services group offers a 360° view of the rail supply chain by providing clients with market research, analytics, forecasting, and strategic consulting services.
- AllTranstek technical services group provides technical and operational support to the rail equipment supply chain, including field inspections, engineering, regulatory compliance, and training.