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Our Leadership Team

L.B. Foster's executive leadership team sets the company's strategic direction, and is dedicated to sustainable profitable growth via its commitment to providing quality products and services to its customers and treating our customers, suppliers and employees as partners.


 

Robert P. Bauer
PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Bauer was elected President and Chief Executive Officer upon joining the Company in February 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bauer previously served from June 2011 as President of the Refrigeration Division of the Climate Technologies business of Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. From January 2002 until May 2011, Mr. Bauer served as President of Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Division.


Steven R. Burgess
VICE PRESIDENT, CONCRETE PRODUCTS



Patrick J. Guinee
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL and CORPORATE SECRETARY

Mr. Guinee was elected Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in February 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guinee served as Vice President — Securities & Corporate and Assistant Secretary at Education Management Corporation from July 2013 to February 2014, and was employed by H. J. Heinz Company from November 1997 to June 2013, last serving as Vice President - Corporate Governance & Securities and Assistant Secretary. He began his career as an attorney in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1994.


John F. Kasel
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, RAIL BUSINESS

Mr. Kasel was elected Senior Vice President — Rail Products in August 2012 having previously served as Senior Vice President — Operations and Manufacturing since May 2005 and Vice President — Operations and Manufacturing since April 2003. Mr. Kasel served as Vice President of Operations for Mammoth, Inc., a Nortek company from 2000 to 2003. His career also included General Manager of Robertshaw Controls and Operations Manager of Shizuki America prior to 2000.


Brian H. Kelly
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. HUMAN RESOURCES and ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Kelly was elected Vice President — Human Resources and Administration in August 2012 having previously served as Vice President, Human Resources since October 2006 after joining the organization in September 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kelly headed Human Resources for 84 Lumber Company from June 2004. Previously, he served as a Director of Human Resources for American Greetings Corp. from June 1994 to June 2004, and he began his career with Nabisco in 1984, serving in progressively responsible generalist human resources positions in both plants and headquarters.


Gregory W. Lippard
VICE PRESIDENT, RAIL PRODUCTS  and SERVICES

Mr. Lippard was elected Vice President Rail Sales and Products in August 2012 having previously served as Vice President Rail Product Sales since June 2000. Prior to re-joining the Company in 2000, Mr. Lippard served as Vice President International Trading for Tube City, Inc. from June 1998. Mr. Lippard served in various other capacities with the Company since his initial employment in 1991.


James P. Maloney
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER and TREASURER

Mr. Maloney was elected Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer in September 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Maloney served as Chief Financial Officer at First Insight, Inc. Prior to First Insight, he served as Vice President – Global Financial Planning and Supply Chain Finance at H.J. Heinz Company. During his career with H.J. Heinz, he also served as controller for the North American operations where he oversaw general and financial accounting for the consumer products segment. Prior to joining the Heinz North America team, he spent more than 10 years with Ernst & Young on various assignments in the U.S. and Europe.


William Treacy
VICE PRESIDENT, TUBULAR and ENERGY SERVICES

Mr. William Treacy has worked at L.B. Foster since 2013. Since that time, he has held various roles such as General Manager - Transit Products, Director – North American Engineering, and Vice President – Tubular and Energy (current position). Previously, Mr. Treacy was the Interim President at Tuthill Corporation from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Treacy held the position of General Manager for Crane Co. from 2009 to 2011. Prior to the position at Crane Co., Mr. Treacy was also General Manager for the Pneumatic Division at Parker Hannifin Corporation. 

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