Boca-based Patriot Rail names staff additions, promotions

BOCA RATON — Patriot Rail Corp., a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, has announced additions to its staff and certain employee promotions.

 Martin H. Smith has been added to Patriot’s management team as Vice President – Human Resources.  Smith has over 30 years of experience in the human resources area, including employee communications and development, succession planning and labor relations. 

 Lawrence Rutstein has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Contracts & Administration.  Rutstein, with over 40 years of legal and business experience, joined Patriot in January 2007.  Rutstein earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

 Wayne August has been promoted to Vice President – Corporate Development.  August has over 18 years of experience in the railroad industry in the finance, merger & acquisition (M&A), investor relations and corporate communications areas.  He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. in Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 Joyce Belfour has been promoted to Vice President & Corporate Controller.  Belfour, who has over 25 years of private and public accounting experience, joined Patriot in May 2007 as corporate controller.  A certified public accountant, Belfour has a BBA in Accounting from Adelphi University.

 Jim DiJoseph joins the company as Director of Information Technology.  DiJoseph has over 16 years of IT experience, including 13 years managing cross-functional teams on technology projects, operations, ERP systems, and infrastructure.  DiJoseph has a B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame and M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

 Brian Corridon joins the company as Assistant Controller.  Corridon joins Patriot after 7 years at building services contractor Crestwood Services, Inc., where he was Controller.  Corridon is a graduate of Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Accounting and Business Administration degree.

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