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John Schmitter

President & Founder - KEP LLC

John is the President and founder of transportation consulting firm KEP LLC.  John works with industrial companies, energy producers, transportation companies and government agencies on transportation issues including transportation strategy, transportation rate and contract negotiations, rail cost analysis, rail and truck operations, railcar management, intermodal transportation, technology, acquisition, legal and regulatory matters.

John has 30 years of experience in transportation operations, marketing and sales. Prior to starting KEP, John was Vice President of Business Development at DTE Rail Services, a railcar repair, software and services company.  He was Managing Director of Metals & Ores at Southern Pacific Railroad and has held marketing and sales positions in the intermodal and LTL trucking industries. John began his career as a trainmaster for Conrail.  John has a MBA from Penn State University and a BS in Business from Northeastern University.

John is the facilitator for our Rail 101 Course, Introduction to  Railroad Operations.

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