Louie Schroeder is the second generation to run Railquip, following in his father’s footsteps. Since January 2018, Louie is responsible for running all facets of the business. Previously, he served as the Sales Manager at Railquip, handling the major accounts for rerailing systems, battery powered railcar movers, and in-floor lifts. He received his B.B.A. from Valdosta State University in 2014.
Louie has always shown leadership skills and leads with a ‘no-problem’ attitude. His whole life, he watched his father build Railquip through hard work, persistence, dedication, patience, and charm. With a strong commitment to Railquip’s growth, Louie is best known for his intuitive thinking and seeking new opportunities. His vision for Railquip’s future is exceptionally clear.
When he’s not working and following up with customers, Louie can be found hunting or traveling.
Director of Sales
Jim came on board in April 2017 and brings over 30+ years of experience to the Railquip team. Beginning in 1986 with railway machine tool parts sales and service, moving up to machine tool sales and installations in the 1990’s, through 2+ decades of selling railway equipment worldwide, Jim brings experience to Railquip for expanding on a global basis the company’s product lines of railcar movers, rerailing equipment, and workshop maintenance products.
Jim has been involved with railway products and equipment from: Ankara to Aleppo; Beijing to Bangkok; Dammam to Delhi; Guadalajara to Guangzhou; Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong; Istanbul to Izmir; Jakarta to Johannesburg; Kuala Lumpur to Karachi; Kaohsiung to Kunming; Manila to Moscow; Nouadhibou to Nebo; Riyadh to Rio de Janeiro; Shanghai to Seoul; Sydney to Singapore; Taipei to Tel Aviv – putting this sales and marketing experience to the benefit of Railquip for the ultimate result of meeting customer’s satisfaction and exceeding customer’s expectations worldwide.
His hobbies include backyard BBQ grilling and auto mechanics. Jim’s motto: “Let’s go get that sale – The world is a big place, and growing smaller all the time!
Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey came on board as the Chief Financial Officer in August of 2020. Prior to that, his CPA firm served as the company’s outside accountant focused on financial statement and tax return preparation. Jeffrey comes to Railquip with a diverse finance and accounting background that includes audit, consulting, tax and financial planning & analysis. As the CFO, Jeffrey’s focus is on fiscal management, process improvement, and strategic growth.
Jeffrey graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Florida and Georgia. Jeffrey is a native of Miami, Florida and is a huge Heat and Dolphins fan. His hobbies include range shooting and attending sporting events.
Doris is proud to be a member of the Railquip family for almost 20 years now. She is responsible for supporting our executives, management and all departments to ensure the smooth functioning of our business. Aside from providing administrative support, she also performs numerous duties, such as keeping track of all Railquip records, ensuring filing systems are maintained and current, and processing of checks for domestic and international payments.
She studied executive secretary and international business at SENA. Her hobbies include reading,dancing, and cooking,
Sean Ackerman is a Sales & Project Manager at Railquip, Inc. He started working in the Rail and Transit industry 3-years ago where he started as a Sales Associate with Railquip, Inc. handling quotations and marketing. From there he was given the opportunity to manage his first bid for the Tampa International Airport APM Maintenance Facility, and eventually took over the Orlando International Airport APM Maintenance Facility bid as well. Since then, he has managed most of Railquip’s large projects and bids, including the Harmon Shop Extension.
Nick Lopez became Project Manager at Railquip, Inc. in July 2019. He strives to make each project run as smoothly as possible in order to guarantee customer satisfaction. Nick strives to grow his knowledge of this industry every single day.
Nick graduated from Reinhardt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in May of 2019. When he is not working, you can probably find him hanging out with family and friends. Some of Nick’s hobbies include trying to improve his golf game and working on his house.
Lead Service Technician
I come from a home composed of riggers, millwrights and machinery movers. For which reason I’ve always been familiar with the machinery and mechanical industry at a very young age. Im a Second Generation Rigger and Machinery Mover but I’m a Millwright at heart.
Immediately after graduating high school in the year 2000 I joined the Carpenters Union as a Millwright And before completing my four year program I acquired experience in four Entirely different projects with a couple different organizations.
In these projects I learned machinery moving and rigging before all. Immediately followed by mechanical work on Power generating Turbines.
As a certified welder I Always had plenty of work fabricating and installing conveyors for multiple projects. Finally finding a passion above all for Heavy Industrial Rail Equipment installations and maintenance.
Hector brings a wealth of knowledge to Railquip to better assist our customers with the increasing demand.
Dustin comes to the Railquip team with over 24 years experience in the rail industry. Starting out with his family’s company working weekends at coal mines and maintenance facilities, servicing locomotives. As the years went on Dustin started to lead projects, train teams for repair and installation and managing shop productivity.
Eventually Dustin found himself in a different industry maintaining Automated Detection Equipment ” Bomb detection and Xray equipment for heavy equipment and cargo”, but missed the rail industry. At that time Railquip was able to bring him onboard.
Dustin spends his spare time with his wife and daughter, going on nature walks and spending time at the beach. When not with his family, he enjoys creating and developing test equipment for the rail industry, using 3d printers to make markups of his ideas.
Northeast Territory Manager