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Ed Kaminski and Jerry Finan promoted to SVP Commercial Leasing

Ed Kaminski and Jerry Finan Promoted to SVPs Commercial Leasing


AITX is pleased to announce the appointments of Ed Kaminski and Jerry Finan as Senior Vice Presidents of Commercial Leasing. In these roles, Ed will oversee the eastern region of North America and Jerry will lead AITX’s western region, both with a dedicated focus on building customer relationships, forming strategic partnerships, and driving revenue growth.

Mr. Kaminski has over thirty years of management experience with the Company, spanning across railcar sales, leasing, and marketing. He began his career with ACF Industries with continued growth leading to his recent role as Vice President of Sales, helping develop AITX’s commercial structure. Ed has consistently fostered customer relationships while providing strong leadership for internal teams. He is an expert in railroad history, technology, and railcar manufacturing, having authored nine books on these topics including a documentary script. Since 2002, Ed has been President of a non-profit organization that restored a historic New Jersey railroad station, revitalized as a successful museum. Ed is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Mr. Finan brings over twenty-five years of experience in the North American rail transportation industry. His diverse background spans various sectors including railcar leasing, agricultural shippers, and Class 1 railroad operations. As a seasoned rail industry executive, Jerry has consistently demonstrated the ability to provide customer solutions and empower high performing teams. Prior to this role, Jerry served as Vice President of Leasing at SMBC Rail Services where he played a pivotal role in expanding its leasing portfolio, building customer relationships, and driving customer value. He also held leadership roles at Gavilon Agriculture, Musket Corp, and served over thirteen years at Union Pacific Railroad. Mr. Finan received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

“We are excited to promote Ed and Jerry as leaders of the AITX team as we strive to enhance our full-service, leasing and repair operations to provide unparalleled value to our customers. Their wealth of industry knowledge and leadership experience will be instrumental as we continue to support and add value to our customers,” Tina Beckberger, Chief Commercial Officer at AITX.