The combination of two well established companies has created a new company, American Track Services, LLC. The new company is a leading provider of a range of rail inspection, maintenance, repair, and design and construction services, primarily to private installations including industrial, municipal, and logistics sites throughout the southern United States.
William “Bill” Morgan Bush, Jr., is the 5th generation of his family to work in the railroad industry. He started at 16 working for a local contractor in Thibodaux, La. He worked summers during college with the Southern Pacific Railroad. After graduating from Nicholls State University in 1974, Bill went to work for Trac-Work, Inc. as a foreman in Thibodaux, La. From there he worked his way up to President of the company and moved to the Dallas, TX area. He helped the company grow to the largest railroad contracting company in the U.S. at that time.
In 1994 he left the company to work for MidWest Railroad Construction in Salt Lake City, UT, and soon became the President. While there, he continued his MBA education at Southern Methodist University that he had started while in Dallas. He commuted back and forth every other week until graduating in 1995. He helped the company grow quickly. A large U.S. conglomerate that formed RailWorks bought out the company. Bill became Vice President of Railroad Services and successfully opened offices all over the United States.
In 2003, he left to join a British-owned company, Balfour Beatty Rail, that was wanting to start an industrial division in the U.S. He was the VP of the Industrial Division located in Jacksonville, FL, and it grew and expanded all over the U.S.
In 2007, Bill fulfilled his dream of opening his own company in Fort Worth along with his son, Brent. He wanted to bring his children and grandchildren together in one location, as family is the most important thing in his life. He wanted to be able to better serve his past and future customers across the U.S. in whatever capacity needed. He has worked over 48 years in the industry and strives to give each customer his full attention and individual evaluations.More
Bill has been active in several railroad and civic organizations over the years. He is a past President of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRCMA). His year as President was a big step for the organization. He helped move the headquarters to Washington, D.C., so they would be better able to interact with the government and organizations in railroad related interests. He was an ambassador on the U. S. Organization and became the #1 Regional Director of the Year in the U.S. He has been a guest speaker at various railroad organizations and industries that use railroads for their shipping needs or somehow interact with contractors. His talks have been on railroad safety, consulting, maintenance, working with vendor credit departments and other topics of interest to that organization. Some of these talks have been published in national magazines.
Bill and his wife Brenda enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and watching them grow. He enjoys fishing and spending weekends at the lake house when he finds a little spare time. He continually strives to do everything possible to successfully meet any railroad related service that any present or future customer may need. He loves the railroad industry and railroading is his hobby!
Ken Reger has recently joined the American Track Services team in Fort Worth, TX as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining American Track, Ken was the Controller for the Rail Division of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. for 15 years. Ken began his career after college with Condon Brothers, Inc. out of Spokane, WA. In 1998, Condon Brothers became one of the roll up companies to form the IPO for what is now RailWorks Corporation. Ken served as the Controller for the Industrial Rail Division of RailWorks from 1998 before joining Balfour Beatty in 2002. Ken holds a B.A. Degree in Professional Accounting from Eastern Washington University.
Chris is also a 5th generation railroader. He earned his Associate of Science Engineering Degree from Nicholls State University. After graduating he started working for his brother Bill in the Thibodaux, LA, Trac-Work office. As a manager, he has successfully worked for some of the largest railroad contracting firms based in the U.S. and Great Britain.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children following their many school & sports activities. He loves photography and is always ready to take a picture!
Chris diligently works to bring quality, cost effective prices and satisfaction of our services to all customers. He is based in the Tulsa office but works anywhere needed in the U.S.