WALTHAM, MA, May 4, 2009 – RailRunner, N.A., Inc., a developer of innovative container intermodal transport systems, today announced that Bo Leslie has joined the company as chief marketing officer and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales. Mr. Leslie has more than 30 years’ experience in transportation sales and marketing, most recently as Executive Vice President of Quality Distribution, Inc., the largest truck transporter of bulk commodities in North America by truck and rail. The company has annual revenues of $800 million.
“We’re very pleased that we could bring Bo onto our team,” said RailRunner CEO Charles Foskett. “There are enormous opportunities for RailRunner today, in North America and elsewhere around the world. Bo will help us make sure we take full advantage of those opportunities. He has a deep understanding of the needs of intermodal shippers and the way our technology can meet those needs.”
Mr. Leslie served as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Tampa-based Quality Distribution (QDI) for the last nine years, during which time the company went public. “The intermodal sector is the fastest-growing part of the transportation industry and RailRunner brings exciting new technology to this field that promises to help accelerate that growth,” said Mr. Leslie. “This is an exciting time to be with a technology leader in transportation. Businesses are looking for ways to reduce costs, while improving reliability all in an environmentally friendly way – just what RailRunner offers.”
Before his position at QDI, Mr. Leslie spent nine years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Triple Crown Services, which offers intermodal transport for shippers in the United States and Canada. Previous to Triple Crown, Mr. Leslie worked for Roadway Express, the nationwide shipping service, in a series of positions, the last as district sales manager for the Kansas City region.
RailRunner (www.railrunner.com) is an innovative rail products and services company bringing a new Road-Ready intermodal rail product to shippers worldwide. RailRunner’s worldwide patented container-carrying bi-modal system is designed to quickly; simply and efficiently shift chassis and container to and from highway to rail and back. With RailRunner’s low-investment Terminal Anywhere™ technology, no flatcars, pocket or well cars, huge cranes, high-value lift equipment or expensive terminal infrastructure are involved. Road-Ready trailers or chassis extend trucking or container services to markets and locations not previously reachable, improving shipping efficiency, lowering fuel cost, and reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, thus supporting environmental goals of transferring freight transport from road to more environmental-friendly rail. The company is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.
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