With over 100 years of combined experience, TNW’s got a well-seasoned team at the helm.

As Chief Executive Officer of TNW Corporation, Paul is responsible for the strategic direction, operations, corporate culture, and fiscal performance of TNW’s suite of operations. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Paul has over 34 years’ experience in senior executive leadership, primarily focused in the transportation and energy sectors. Prior to joining TNW in 2014, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Colo Railroad Builders. He has served as President of Alliant Energy Transportation, President of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, Director of Generation, and Director of Electric and Gas Delivery for Alliant Energy Corporation, a NYSE company. Currently, Paul is serving on the Texas Freight Advisory Committee, and is President of the Texas Short Line Railroad Association (TSLRRA).

Paul has a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for numerous professional organizations, including Colo Railroad Builders, Iowa Interstate Railway, Heartland Corporation, Iowa Northern Railway, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

Paul Treangen

Chief Executive Officer

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Wade Hoffmann

Vice President of Marketing & Sales

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As Vice President of Marketing and Sales of TNW Corporation, Wade is responsible for all aspects of TNW’s marketing, business development and communications programs. His responsibilities include sales and marketing, client retention, management of traditional and online media, brand building, website management, internal and external corporate communications.

Wade has more than 20 years’ experience in the railroad industry. Prior to joining TNW in 2014, he held senior executive positions with several railroad-related companies, including General Manager at Hulcher Professional Services, and Business Manager of Industrial Products for Union Pacific Railroad. Wade has a B.B.A. in Finance from Sam Houston State University.

Jason Gill

Vice President of Operations

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As Vice President of Operations of TNW Corporation, Jason is responsible for the development and direction of TNW’s Operating Department. His responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating operations that support TNW’s railroads and related subsidiaries.

Previously, Jason has served as the General Manager of the TXR and TXGN railways, where he was responsible for the daily operations of each railroad. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the railroad industry. His experience includes working directly with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) executive groups, as well as with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). He joined TNW in 2004.

The National Academy of Railroad Sciences certified Jason for multiple levels of business within the railroad industry, including Track Maintenance, Conductor, Engineer, and Bridge Maintenance.

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Vlieta Pennington

Director of Human Resources

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As TNW Corporation’s Controller, Jack is responsible for planning and administering all accounting and financial operations. His responsibilities include providing financial counsel and analysis, banking, risk management, and financial reporting.

Jack has more than 40 years of experience in accounting and financial positions with various distribution, retail, and service companies including more than 15 years in the railroad and transportation industries. Prior to joining TNW in 2003, he was the Controller of the Akai Musical Instrument Corporation. Jack holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from West Texas State University.

As TNW Corporation’s Director of Human Resources, Vlieta is responsible for the development and operations of department. Her responsibilities include strategic human resource planning to recruit, develop and retain top talent for TNW; providing, educating and assisting employees with TNW’s comprehensive benefit package; implementing TNW’s competitive compensation program; and developing and implementing personnel policies.

Vlieta has more than 9 years’ experience in the railroad industry. Her previous experience includes service as Vice President/CFO of Dallas Brewery, Inc. Vlieta has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma.

As Director of Infrastructure and Strategic Initiatives, Doug is responsible for providing the overall business strategy and management of the engineering and maintenance of TNW’s infrastructure, including all trackage, signals, bridges and buildings.

Before joining TNW, Doug’s 23 plus years in the railroad industry include serving as interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Vice President of Engineering for New Orleans Public Belt Railway. Prior to working at NOPB, Doug was the Director of Engineering and Maintenance at South Carolina Public Railways. Doug is a certified engineer and holds a degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston.

Doug Campbell

Director of Infrastructure and Strategic Initiatives

Joey Evans

Director of Customer Success

Andy Scheriger

Director of Sales & Business Development

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As Director of Sales and Business Development, Andy is responsible for contributing to TNW’s overall strategic planning, and managing sales initiatives and programs. He oversees the day-to-day coordination of customer accounts, interacting with customers, prospects and partners; as well as planning and managing new business prospecting initiatives. Prior to his appointment at TNW, Scheriger served at General Manager for the Texas Rock Crusher Railway (TXR) in Brownwood, Texas, since 2012. During his tenure at TXR, Mr. Scheriger held various leadership roles in the community, including serving on the board of directors for the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, and on the advisory board at the Lehnis Railroad Museum. Scheriger is a certified Conductor / Engineer and is a veteran of the United States Army.

As Director of Customer Success for TNW Corporation, Joey is responsible for directing all revenue car accounting operations, planning and implementing strategies to generate additional revenue, managing customer service and support and ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of TNW’s metrics reporting system. Prior to joining TNW, Joey served as Customer Success Manager at GE Digital, where he was responsible for servicing several high-profile accounts in the company’s short line division.

Joey has more than 16 years’ experience in the railroad industry, serving as Operations Manager for a variety of short lines and as Director of Transportation Technology for Rail America, where, after a takeover by Genesee and Wyoming, Inc., he oversaw the automation of Genesee and Wyoming’s North American Railroads.

Joey Evans

Director of Customer Success