Principles Course Sessions Speaker:
Dr. Richard Stock
Global Head of Rail Solutions
Plasser & Theurer / Plasser American
Biography: Richard Stock was born in Leoben/Austria. He is holding a masters and phd degree in material sciences from the University of Leoben / Austria.
Richard worked for 12 years at voestalpine in Austria in the R&D department and in technical customer service. He was responsible for rail grades selection, wear and RCF issues of rails rail maintenance topics and university collaborations.
Between March 2010 and November 2010 Richard was seconded to KELSAN Technologies (now LB Foster Rail Technologies) in Vancouver based on the research collaboration between LB Foster and voestalpine Schienen GmbH.
In September 2013 Richard joined LB Foster Rail Technologies in Burnaby / Canada in the position of Rail Technology Manager. In this position he was responsible for various R&D processes and projects, for managing university collaborations and for high level technical customer interaction. Besides this R&D function Richard was also leading the Application Engineering group that provided support for conducting and analysing field trials.
Between April 2017 and March 2021 Richard was working for LINSINGER and LINMAG as Milling Technology Manager based out of Vancouver/Canada. In this function, he was responsible for the successful introduction of milling technology in North America and to provide support with respect to rail-wheel contact related problems.
Since April 2021 Richard is working for Plasser & Theurer as Global Head of rail Solutions having technical responsibility for the topics of rail welding, rail measurements and rail maintenance
Richard is also member of AREMA Committee 4, AREMA Committee 2 and the APTA ‐ Track and Noise/Vibration Technical Forum.