Founded in Ontario in 1987 initially as a family business, then acquired by new owners in 2014 and rebranded as Allied Track Services in 2015, Allied Track Services has established its current reputation for excellence in the industry by building our business on exceptional quality, dependable service and consistent, safe operations.
Initially focused on small industrial track construction projects, in 1995, Allied Track Services’ predecessor diversified its services to include on-line rail and tie pick-up, disposal programs, and a wider scope of services in the maintenance-of-way field. Soon after, the company expanded further to include both asset disposal and equipment leasing/repair.
Allied Track Services continued to expand, most notably through the acquisition of new production track equipment, enabling Allied Track Services to perform high production tie and rail programs across Canada.
In 2016 Allied Track Services acquired a Signals and Communication contracting business.
Utilizing modern, specialized equipment, this group has grown exponentially with the majority being qualified signal maintainers.
Allied Track Services most recent acquisition, in 2017, added a significant US-based operation capable of timber bridge repair and maintenance, track construction, track MOW services, and more recently railroad protective services (flagging). This new division, operating as Bottom Line Company, based in Texas and Missouri has quadrupled in size, working with Class 1’s, short-line, and industrial customers throughout the central and southern US.
Today, through our continued innovation and constant expansion, Allied Track Services has remained true to the principles we were founded on: Safety, Quality, Integrity, and a Commitment to Service. The people of Allied Track Services are driven to continue being the industry-wide contractor of choice for all maintenance-of-way activities.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy leads Allied Track Services in Canada and Bottom Line Company in the United States as Chief Executive Officer and brings over 20 years of construction expertise in North America and Europe, Andy joined Allied in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.
Andy is responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of both companies and leads a continual process of improvement across all facets of the businesses. Prior to joining Allied Andy held senior management positions with the RailWorks group of companies in North America and with Taylor Woodrow Construction in the UK. Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng) and a graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff School of Engineering.
Chief Operations Officer - Track
Jamey Craig has served on the board of Allied Track Services since it’s formation in 2014. From 2014 to 2019, Jamey provided valuable board oversight while also consulting to the company on numerous construction projects.
In 2020, Jamey took over the role of Chief Operating Officer – Track, responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of the Canadian track operation. Jamey brings over 40 years of Railway & Transit construction and executive management experience including having previously served as President of PNR RailWorks. Jamey is a Professional Engineer and a BS graduate of Lakehead University.
Chief Financial Officer
Nola Brownlee joined Bottom Line Company in the US in 2020 as Financial Controller and currently helps lead the financial and strategic direction of both Bottom Line Company and Allied Track Services as Chief Financial Officer.
Nola brings 30 years of financial experience to the company with the last 15 years in the construction and maintenance industry. Prior to joining Bottom Line Company and Allied Track Services, Nola was CFO and owner of a Commercial Concrete Construction Company. Nola holds a BS in Accounting from Missouri State University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Grant Vale joined Allied in 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the marketing strategy and sales of Allied Track Services and Bottom Line Company. Grant has been in the Railway Industry for more than 40 years, with a broad base of experience in signals, contracting, maintenance of way, major projects, and as a company owner-operator.
Grant also served with Canadian Pacific Railway and has sat on numerous industry associations. Prior to joining Allied, Grant was a Regional Director for sales with Harsco Rail. Grant holds a BS in Computer Science.
General Manager, Signals & Communications
Tom McIntosh joined Allied Track in 2016 and leads Allied’s signals & communications group and western Canada track group. Tom brings over 37 years of class one railroad signaling & communications technical and managerial experience to the Allied Track Services team and is responsible for leading the growth of both groups through delivery of safe, dependable and superior services to our customers.
Prior to joining Allied Track Services Tom held various positions of increasing responsibility at Canadian National, most recently Tom held the position of Manager, Signals and Communications, Western Canada.
Commercial Manager, Operations
Rick Middaugh oversees Allied’s commercial management functions across the country. Rick joined Allied’s predecessor company in 2009 and brings over 20 years of business development, customer relationship management, and contract manufacturing experience spanning the rail and tech industries for corporations including Nortel Networks and Celestica.
Rick holds an MBA from University of Windsor. Rick is responsible for the management and continual improvement of Allied’s commercial functions, including bidding and estimating and project contract and commercial management.
Environment, Health and Safety Manager
General Manager, Equipment
Darren joined Allied Track Service in 2018 and is responsible for all equipment in Allied and Bottom Line Companies fleets. Darren oversees Allied’s North Bay, Grimsby, Calgary and Kamloops maintenance facilities as well as the Pittsburg, TX facility. Darren brings to Allied over 25 years experience and is a Licensed Automotive and Truck and Coach technician.
Prior to joining Allied, Darren had 15 years with Stockfish Ford as a Master Ford Technician, 5 years at Ontario Northland Railway in the diesel shop and as a Maintenance Supervisor and 3 years at the Detour Gold Mine as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Darren’s experience both in and outside the Railway environment allows him to bring many beneficial practices to the Allied fleet allowing it to be maintained efficiently and safely
General Manager, Track & Bridges
Adrian Tena-Russell joined Allied Track Services as the General Manager in 2021. Adrian is well-versed in the railroad industry and brings with him Class 1 Rail Road experience and a wealth of construction knowledge. He graduated from Montreal’s Concordia University for Engineering and Computer Science in 2008. Adrian holds his B.Eng. Civil (infrastructure) and has over a decade in engineering experience. Adrian has worked for many notable Railways including Canadian Pacific and Genesee & Wyoming.
In his previous roles, Adrian has worked on many special projects over the years overseeing track, bridge, and signals projects. He is fluent in not only the French language but also infrastructure and environmental compliances. A representative of Transport Canada’s Railroad Research Advisory Board and Railway Association of Canada’s Environmental Committee since 2015. Adrian’s knowledge and experience ensure a smooth and successful execution of every project that comes through our offices at Allied Track Services.