Harold Tynes to Lead Atlas Railroad Construction Company; Jeffrey D. Sciullo Becomes AVP-Transit

Mar 01, 2011, 11:18 ET from RailAmerica, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA) today announced that Harold D. Tynes has been appointed president of its Atlas Railroad Construction Company (Atlas) and named Jeffrey D. Sciullo assistant vice president-transit for Atlas.    

Mr. Tynes joined RailAmerica in July 2007 as vice president & controller. In December 2009, he became RailAmerica's vice president-financial services and treasurer.  Prior to joining RailAmerica, Mr. Tynes was chief financial officer for QualServ Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.; corporate controller at Great Lakes Transportation LLC in Monroeville, Pa.; and vice president-finance for Precision Castparts Corp.  He also served in a variety of finance positions at General Electric and GE Capital.  Mr. Tynes holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Troy University and an MBA from Mercer University.  He also completed the GE Financial Management Program.

Jeffrey Sciullo has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.  With over 27 years of construction-industry experience, Mr. Sciullo has been a project engineer and most-recently served as senior vice president for Dick Corporation, a major construction company. His experience covers a broad range of markets including bridge & highway, commercial, corrections, energy, and military.

RailAmerica acquired Atlas in July 2010.  Founded in 1954, Atlas is a railroad engineering, construction, maintenance and repair company operating primarily in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. From its headquarters in Eighty Four, Pa., Atlas provides railroad-construction services principally to public-transit agencies, industrial customers, and short-line and regional railroads.

RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short-line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 40 individual railroads with approximately 7,300 miles of track in 27 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

SOURCE RailAmerica, Inc.