About us

We are experts in rail freight, road transport and intermodal with more than 100 years of combined experience from front-line management to senior executive level. We have successfully managed and built up railway businesses in Europe and North America.

Keith Heller

 

Chairman of the Board of Helrom Limited


More than 40 years of experience in all aspects of transportation, logistics and mobility

    • Non Executive Director, Railveyor Technologies Global Ltd, 2012 – Present, Canada

 

    • Non Executive Director, RailPod Inc.,
 2014 – Present, Greater Boston Area

 

    • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, UK Coal Mining, UK Coal Employee Benefit Trust, 2013 –2016, UK

 

    • Non Executive Director, UK Coal PLC,
 2011 – 2013, UK

 

    • Co-Chairman DB Schenker Rail, 2008 – 2010
      Chief Executive Offer, English, Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd, 2004 – 2010 UK, France, Belgium and Spain

 

    • President of the Board of Directors, Euro Cargo Rail S.A.,
 2005 –2009, Paris

 

    • Senior Vice President -Eastern Region, CN, 1995 –2003, Toronto, Canada Area

 

  • Various Leadership & Management Positions, CN
 1966 – 1995, Various Canadian Locations

Thomas W. Rissman

 

Member of the Board of Helrom Limited


Over 30 years of experience in the railroad industry, including having been involved in the privatization of railroads in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Five years as general counsel to one of the world’s largest locomotive manufacturers and as a member of its board of directors

      • Managing Partner, McLachlan, Rissman & Doll, 1987 – Present, Chicago
      • CEO of Reliance Dental Manufacturing LLC, 2014-present

     

      • CEO of Astron Dental Corporation, 2016-present

     

      • CEO of Excalibur TEchnology Corporation, 2017-present

     

      • Member of the Board of Directors, Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

     

      • Member of the Board of Directors, Rail-Veyor Technologies Global, Inc.

     

      • Member , Lake Effect Ventures LLC, 2009 – 2011

     

David Kerr

 

Chief Commercial Officer


Logistics professional with 30 years experience of road transport and rail freight- Having designed and launched multiple door-to-door intermodal services across Europe

    • Business Unit Director EMEA, Suttons Transport Group, 2013 – 2017

 

    • Commercial Director, DB Schenker Rail Region West, 2009 – 2012

 

    • Commercial Director, DB Schenker Rail (UK) (Previously EWS Railway Ltd), 2006 –2009

 

    • Business Development Director European Chemicals, TDG Plc 2001 – 2006

 

David Honkisz

 

Director of Business Development

9 years of transport and logistics experience of which 6 years in railroad (including rolling stock sales, and railway finance) and 3 years in aviation

    • Finance & Accounting Manager, COBRA N.V (DB Cargo AG), 2017 – 2018, Belgium

 

    • Rolling stock sales and resource management, DB Cargo AG, 2012 – 2017, Germany

 

    • Airport Handling Operations, Acciona and AHS, 2009 – 2012, Spain and Germany

Roman Noack

 

Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Helrom Limited


Over 15 years of experience in the transportation and mobility industry

      • General Manager Cobra S.A / N.V. – Corridor Operations Belgium Rail Cobra S.A / N.V., 2016 – 2017

     

      • Senior Vice President Production Development – DB Cargo, 2010 – 2015

     

      • Senior Manager Corporate Development, Deutsche Bahn AG, 2006-2009

     

Dev Anand

 

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Engineer


45 years experience in various industries of which 38 years in railroad; well connected in Europe and experienced in rolling stock design, manufacturing, maintenance and approvals

    • Director of Engineering, ACE (Anand Consultant Engineers Ltd., 2014 –2014 
Derby, United Kingdom

 

    • Project Manager, ERTMS Programme, Network Rail,
 2012 –2014

 

    • Director, Allestree Consultant Engineers Ltd, 2010 – 2014 Derby, United Kingdom

 

    • Chairman and Chief Engineer, Engineering Support Group Ltd, 2009 –2010, Derby, United Kingdom

 

    • General Manager, Railway Approvals Ltd,
 1998 –2010 , Derby

 

    • Managing Director , Engineering Support Group Ltd, 2001 –2009

 

    • Engineering Manager, British Rail, Railfreight Distribution, 1996 – 1998

 

Jim Fisk


More than 40 years of railway experience, the last half of which at an executive level. World expert at rolling stock design, approvals and operations.

      • Executive Chairman, Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Ltd, 2010 – Present, Canada

     

      • Chief Mechanical Officer, Kansas City Southern Railway, 2009-2010

     

      • Vice President Continuous Improvement, Electro Motive Diesel, 2005-2010

     

      • President, National Railway Equipment Company 2001-2005

     

      • Executive Vice President, Wisconsin Central Ltd 1999-2001

     

      • Engineering Director, English Welch & Scottish Railway 1996-1999

     

      • Various Leadership & Management Positions, US Railways
 1970 – 1995, Various US Locations

     

Albert Enste

 

Member of the Board of Helrom Limited

18 years experience in logistics with a focus on rail freight. Over 30 years experience in international business

    • Executive Chairman, Federnfabrik Schmid AG, 2011 – Present

 

    • VP and General Manager of International business, EMD Inc., Electro Motive Diesel locomotives, 2006-2011

 

    • VP of Sales, Locomotives and Freight wagons, Bombardier Transportation, 2001 – 2005

 

    • VP of Sales, Locomotives, Daimler Chrysler Rail Systems Adtranz, 2000 – 2001