Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:


Dr. Richard Stock

Dr. Richard Stock
Global Head of Rail Solutions

Plasser American

Biography: Richard Stock is Global Head of Rail Solutions for Plasser & Theurer where he has technical responsibility for the topics of rail welding, rail measurements and rail maintenance.

Prior to his work at Plasser & Theurer, Richard was Milling Technology Manager for LINSINGER and LINMAG as LINMAG. Prior to that Richard worked for 12 years at voestalpine in Austria in the R&D department where he was responsible for rail grade selection, wear and RCF-related issues, as well as managing university collaborations.

He was seconded to KELSAN Technologies (now L.B. Foster Rail Technologies) in Vancouver to further research collaboration between Kelsan/LB Foster and voestalpine Schienen. He subsequently joined L.B. Foster Rail Technologies as Rail Technology Manager, a position in which he was responsible for various R&D processes and projects, managing university collaborations and technical customer interaction. He also led the Application Engineering group to support and analyze field trials.

Richard holds a masters and PhD in material sciences from the University of Leoben, Austria. He is a member of AREMA Committee 4 and the APTA ‐ Track and Noise/Vibration Technical Forum.