Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:
Biography: Mike Roney is an internationally registered professional engineer and consultant in railway engineering and management through his company, Iron Moustache, and has recently completed projects in Australia, China, India, South Africa, Scandinavia and USA. He retired in 2013 as General Manager, Track and Structures and Chief Engineer with Canadian Pacific Railway, where he was responsible for track and structures standards, rail maintenance, bridge design, geotechnical groups and track inspection processes. He had a 32 year career with Canadian Pacific, in engineering, materials and systems management and maintenance-of-way, including positions as General Manager Track Maintenance, and Director Engineering Standards and Systems.
He has also worked with the National Research Council of Canada as General Manager of their Rail Division, with BHP’s Melbourne Research Labs and with Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, where he holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.
In 2019, Mike Roney was inducted into the International Heavy Haul Association's Heavy Haul of Fame for "lifetime vision and dedication to the advancement of heavy haul railroad technology, engineering and operations.”