About LSI

For more than 14 years, LSI has been the premier provider of mechanical, operating, and fuel services for North America's railroads.

Every step we take, every procedure we follow is focused on fulfilling our clients' needs, safeguarding employees, and protecting the environment.

LSI is headed by a group of highly experienced professionals with decades of experience in the railroad industry and extensive expertise ensuring high-quality service.

Ryan Gilmer—President and CEO

Ryan Gilmer

Mr. Gilmer, a multigenerational railroader, brings extensive expertise using technology to enhance workflow processes, improve safety, and ensure regulatory compliance. Mr. Gilmer is also a member of the Project Management Institute, has held Top Secret clearance with the U.S. Department of Defense, and holds state certifications in responding to hazardous materials incidents.

In 1997, Mr. Gilmer founded techniques.org, Inc., a company that developed e-learning and instructor-led training for large institutional clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense. Under his leadership, techniques.org was profitable and grew steadily every year since inception. Recently, techniques.org merged with The Regis Company to broaden the scope of e-learning products offered. Before founding techniques.org, Mr. Gilmer managed large-scale technology development projects for the U.S. Department of Defense, Dow Chemicals, GE Plastics, and Walt Disney Company.

Michael Kester—Vice President of Finance and Strategy

Michael Kester

Mr. Kester is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company where he managed client teams as part of manufacturing company turnarounds, go-to-market strategy implementations, product development process implementations, and financial due diligence for private equity investments. Mr. Kester also worked as a Financial Analyst for Lehman Brother's Merchant Banking group.