Patriot Rail Corp., a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, on Jan. 12 announced the promotion of C. Lawrence Rutstein to vice president contracts & administration and the promotion of Sandra Dahl to divisional controller.
Rutstein came to Patriot in January 2007 as manager - special projects. In his new position, he will be responsible for supervising and administering all corporate and railroad contract matters, including corporate records, litigation, railroad contracts, real estate, easements and leases, railroad regulatory and labor matters, acquisition support and other special projects.
Rutstein has more than 40 years of legal and business experience, including involvement in public and private ventures as a lawyer, executive and entrepreneur. In the decade before he joined Patriot Rail, Rutstein acted as a consultant to a number of private and public businesses and served as an executive or member of the board of directors for several of these companies.
Dahl, based at Patriot's Utah Central Railway ("UCRY") in Ogden, Utah, joined UCRY in 2002. In addition to her primary financial responsibilities at UCRY, she will assist the corporate controller in overseeing daily financial and accounting activities at Patriot's other existing railroads, as well as the financial integration of newly acquired railroads. Dahl was previously director of accounting at UCRY. She has more than two decades of experience in accounting and management positions with a number of transportation companies.
Gary O. Marino, chairman, president and CEO of Patriot Rail, said, "It is my pleasure to announce the promotions of Larry and Sandra. Larry is a veteran when it comes to managing the legal and administrative aspects of business and I am excited about the leadership he will provide. Sandra's financial and accounting experience has been a major contributor to the success of UCRY over the past six years, and I look forward to her bringing that same success to her new corporate position."