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Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:


Wesley Thomas

Wesley Thomas
Vice President, Rail
Sentient Science

Biography: Wesley Thomas is a member of the Economics Group for the ICRI-RCF, a international group who share research to improve the railway industry.

Wesley is experienced in economic return-on-investment (ROI) modeling, new business model introduction, and enterprise software-as-a-service products.

He works closely with customers and partners to connect science, digital tools, and financial value analysis to help organizations improve supply chain, maintenance, and asset management. For railroads, he is focused on providing evidence to quantify the value of methods to achieve cost savings for rail and ties.

Sentient Science is a software company that uses physics models to assess and extend fatigue and wear life. The models connect to assets in the field, but do not require high volumes of historic data, to predict life and compare how new maintenance strategies and vendors can extend life. The company is located in Buffalo, NY with offices in US, EU, and China.

Wesley received an Honours in Business Administration (HBA) degree from Western University's Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

He is a member of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS), and International Collaborative Research Initiative (ICRI) on Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) and Wear of Rails and Wheels.