Tealinc, Ltd. announced that Kristen Kempson has joined the company as administrative marketing and sales support and Heather Little has been retained as new business development – Canada independent contractor.
Kempson, who joins Tealinc with 13 years’ experience as a railcar fleet maintenance manager, will be responsible for growing Tealinc’s marketing database and help assist U.S. based customers. She has experience in AAR billing, shopping of damaged and defective railcars, and with various railcar repair shops in North America.
Kempson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
Little of HM Little Rail Consulting has a combined 38 years of railroad experience with CN and BC Rail and recently retired from CN Rail. She will assist Tealinc in further developing its market presence and customer base in Canada.
Little worked in finance for 22 years before transferring to transportation and taking responsibility for BC Rail’s railcar fleet and car hire management. When CN acquired BC Rail in 2004, she took on the freight car leasing and car hire responsibility for CN. In this role, she worked with CN’s car management, mechanical, finance and commercial teams and networked with industry rail equipment professionals to ensure the right mix of equipment to best serve CN customers. In addition, she represented CN on the AAR’s Equipment Asset Committee.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen Kempson and Heather Little to the Tealinc family. Tealinc focus in creating value for our customers is at the core of everything we do and Kristen and Heather’s work ethics thrive under the same philosophy. With 51 years of combined industry experience, both Kristen and Heather bring years of knowledge and industry expertise to support both our new and current customers,” said Julie Mink, Tealinc president.
Tealinc is a railcar operating lessor, rail transportation manager, rail transportation consultant, and railcar broker.