Dave Anderson, Director of Business Development

Dave is the Director of Business Development at VIP Rail, and leads marketing, customer relationships, and new customer growth for the company. Dave specializes in working with customers to identify supply chain challenges, and finding ways to leverage VIP Rail’s unique assets and service to drive logistics efficiencies and to develop new supply chain solutions. Dave has over 25 years of experience in developing and growing business relationships and providing a high level of customer service. Prior to VIP Rail, Dave was a senior Business Development Manager with Sun Media. Following, Dave spent time in technical recruiting in Business Development specializing in recruiting executives in the Petrochemical Industry. Dave is also serving as a Commissioned Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and has worked in senior positions at the unit, regional and national levels. Dave has been awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of meritorious service and the Canadian Forces Decoration CD2 service medal. Dave is also the Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets in Sarnia. In his younger years as Naval Cadet, Dave received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award from HHR Prince Philip. Dave attended the University Training Division at CFB Esquimalt BC and was successful in attaining his Tender Command Endorsement.

 


 

Robert Butts, Director of Operations

Robert is the Director of Operations for VIP Rail. Robert has over 10 years of experience in rail operations, logistics, production, and safety management.  He successfully leads and supports operations at the Sarnia and Corunna terminals for the company. Prior to joining VIP Rail, Robert was the Production Manager for a biodiesel company where he developed and implemented the company’s operating procedures, in addition to managing health and safety for the company. Robert started his career in the automotive industry. Robert earned his Advanced Diploma in Alternative Energy Engineering Technology from Lambton College and graduated with honors.


 

Ian Greenshields, Director of Capital Planning & Special Projects

Ian is the Director of Capital Planning and Special Projects for VIP Rail. Ian has over 35 years of experience in managing the planning, design, and construction of development projects within the transportation, petrochemical, and industrial / commercial real estate industries. At VIP Rail, Ian leads the planning, development, and execution of expanding VIP Rail’s infrastructure critical for the company’s growth. This ranges from expanding VIP Rail’s railcar storage yards, procuring or constructing custom transload equipment, and executing warehouse renovations, to working with environmental and municipal agencies to ensure compliance. Prior to VIP Rail, Ian was central to the development and construction of five adult retirement communities in Southwestern Ontario. Previously, Ian led the design and construction of truck/trailer fuel transfer stations and delivery systems for a propane delivery business serving the greater Sarnia region.


 

Steve Perischetti, Director of Finance

Steve is the Director of Finance at VIP Rail. Steve is a Chartered Professional Accountant responsible for overseeing the full spectrum of finance activities at VIP Rail. Prior to joining VIP Rail in 2019, Steve worked as a controller at a non-profit business accelerator focused on developing and commercializing sustainable technologies within Canada. During this time Steve managed over $20M in projects as well as assisted in closing multiple equity investments that have since commercialized. Steve began his career working at a professional accounting firm where he worked on audit engagements, financial statement preparation, and compliance work for many corporations and individuals.

VIP Rail is fully owned by Alpenglow Rail and is supported by the Alpenglow Rail executive management team.


Rich Montgomery, CEO

Rich is a Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Rich has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, developing and growing businesses, and executing large scale transactions. Rich began his career in commercial real-estate, and prior to Alpenglow, spent 10 years as Senior Vice President of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group, one of the nation’s largest shortline railroad, real estate and oil & gas holding companies. At OmniTRAX, Rich located many new customer facilities to its railroads and industrial parks including Anheuser Busch, Cargill, Halliburton, Vestas, and many others. Rich has managed businesses and assets with over $1 billion in value, purchased and sold over $500 million in transportation and real estate businesses, and developed nearly 10,000 acres of land. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in business finance, with emphasis in real estate from San Diego State University.


 

Darcy Brede, COO

Darcy is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Darcy has over 25 years’ experience and a proven track record in improving operations, safety and bottom line performance for leading shortline rail companies. Prior to joining Alpenglow, Darcy was President and COO of OmniTRAX / The Broe Group managing 2,500 miles of track, 17 shortline railroads, four switching operations, two port facilities, and two intermodal concessions. Before OmniTRAX, Darcy spent over ten years with BC Rail where he developed and implemented the company’s first system wide integrated operating plan which drove significant profitability improvement leading to its $1 billion sale to CN in 2004. Darcy received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.


 

Henning von Kalm, CFO

Henning is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Henning has more than 15 years of infrastructure and transportation deal experience, with an emphasis on sourcing, assessing, and executing investment opportunities. Henning spent 12 years in Deutsche Bank’s M&A group focused on rail, terminals, ports, and aviation. Following, Henning ran corporate development for OmniTRAX, responsible for sourcing and executing deals in the rail, terminals, ports and related transportation spaces. Henning received his MA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.


 

Josh Huster, CSO

Josh is a Partner and the Chief Strategy Officer of Alpenglow Rail. Josh has over 10 years’ experience in strategy, corporate development, and investments primarily focused in shortline rail. Prior to Alpenglow, Josh was Director at OmniTRAX / The Broe Group where he developed and executed growth initiatives, sourced and executed investment opportunities, and built and led its research & analysis capability central to the company’s strategic planning and growth. Josh started his career in wealth management, providing asset management and financial planning to high net worth individuals and businesses. Josh received his Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado.


 

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