Sasser Family Companies named Thomas Clark company president of its rail division, which includes Chicago Freight Car and CF Rail Services. Clark will report to Jeff Walsh, CEO of Sasser Family Companies.
“I am honored and excited to join Sasser Family Companies at such an important time in the organization’s evolution,” Clark said. “I have a deep respect and admiration for what this company has built over its storied history: an unwavering customer focus, quality railcars and repair services, and a team of individuals with deep industry knowledge and expertise. I look forward to working with the team to better understand and recognize our potential as we move forward and build upon the great legacy of Chicago Freight Car and CF Rail Services as a trusted partner to our customers.”
Clark has more than 35 years of experience in the rail industry, including experience in sales, operations and varied leadership roles. He began his career at Union Pacific Railroad and most recently served as a regional vice president at PNW Railcars.
“Tom is a recognized leader in the industry, and his extensive experience in rail will help us continue to deliver best-in-class services to our customers. I’m extremely excited to have him at the helm of our rail businesses,” Walsh said.
Clark will be based in Sasser’s headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.
Chicago Freight Car is an independent railcar leasing solutions company, and CF Rail Services is a railcar repair and maintenance provider.
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