RailComm is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael L. J. Hackney, Ph.D. as its Vice President, Products with responsibility for RailComm’s new product initiatives including smart analytics product platform.

In this new role, Hackney will lead RailComm’s data analytics and condition monitoring initiatives with the mission to position the company as the leader in smart analytics for the rail industry.

Commenting on the announcement, Joe Forgione, President & CEO said, “We welcome Michael Hackney to our team to complement our experience in providing leading technology solutions to the rail industry. We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced and talented professional leading our new analytics products to exploit the emerging requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) and remote monitoring for rail."

“I’m delighted to be joining such a well-respected leader in the railroad industry,” said Hackney, “and applying my experience in operations automation, optimization, big data and analytics to design and develop innovative and transformative products for the railroad industry."

About RailComm

RailComm is a global leader in the design and implementation of rail automation systems and software for the freight, transit, and industrial markets.  Its solutions range from yard automation solutions including automated switching, wireless remote control, dynamic yard mapping to mainline automation which includes CTC, dark territory control, and server-based software platforms.