Genesee & Wyoming's David Powell Wins Professional Environmental Excellence Award

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Vice President of Motive Power David L. Powell Wednesday received the 2011 Professional Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads in a ceremony at the University of Illinois.
            This achievement marks the first time that the AAR's top award for environmental professionals has been won by someone from the short line and regional railroad industry.
            Powell's accomplishments include organizing GWI's Environmental Team; leading efforts to fund, design and build three ultra-low-emission GenSet locomotives; entering GWI in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "SmartWay" Program; developing GWI's Standard Environmental Procedures; and instituting GWI's annual Earth Day cleanup, hazmat spill reporting and worldwide recycling programs.
            "This honor is wonderful recognition for David and for everyone at GWI who supports our commitment to protect the environment wherever we operate in North America and worldwide," said Jack Hellmann, GWI president and CEO.
            Powell joined GWI in 2003 and has more than 35 years of railroad experience.


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