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Robert Gibson, new EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) Manager

Welcome Robert to the Environmental, Health & Safety Team

Seasoned Occupational Safety & Health Expert Builds on

Company-Wide Priority to Employee Safety Education & Best Practices

As AITX expands its railcar repair capabilities and dedicated workforce across it seventeen (17) facilities, the Company is investing in its Environmental, Health and Safety leadership welcoming Robert Gibson as the new EHS Manager across its entire repair network. Mr. Gibson brings industry-leading experience having developed and implemented safety education and initiatives across growing teams of skilled, industrial workers. The addition of Mr. Gibson to the AITX Team aligns with the Company’s pursuit of maintaining and evolving its employee safety programs and policies.

Mr. Gibson brings over twenty-years of focused employee environmental, health and safety expertise, overseeing the well-being of industrial workers across railcar repair, steel fabrication, mining, and heavy construction. In his career, he has worked with over 1,500 employees, incorporating mandatory programs that execute safety best-practices and daily requirements, onboarding and training, KPI success-metric and tracking, environmental reviews, regulatory compliance and audits, root-cause evaluations, and OSHA and FRA procedures.

Most recently, Mr. Gibson was the EHS Manager at Cathcart Rail (formerly Appalachian Railcar Services), managing sixty-plus locations across thirty states and building out a team of experts. Before that, Mr. Gibson was Safety Director of Raleigh Mine and Industrial Supply and West Virginia Steel where he developed all OSHA required health and safety programs and environmental requirements and reporting. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gibson was the Assistant Safety Director at TERRADON Corporation, a 200-employee construction company where he managed all employee onboarding and the Qualified Loss Management Program (QLMP).

Employee health and safety is an emphasis across AITX. Last September, AITX’s Sarnia, Ontario full-service repair facility achieved the milestone of over 1 million hours worked with zero lost time to injuries. This was the fourth AITX location to surpass this success-metric, including AITX’s Bude, Mississippi full-service location, AITX’s mobile unit, and AITX’s support offices. As noted in the Company’s 2022 ESG Report, AITX has a track-record of achieving safety performance incident rates well below industry averages across OSHA safety performance metrics, TRIR and DART.

“Making employee health and safety a Company-Wide priority starts with investing in the best people,” said John Ward, SVP Railcar Services at AITX.

“We are proud to welcome Robert to our growing repair services family. Robert is already bringing the energy, ideas, and passion we have come to expect from our team of EHS experts. We look forward to continuing to learn, improve, and put employee safety above all else.”