“MRL provides services that have a positive impact on the economy and communities in which we live and serve. Our employees are vital to ensuring that these standards remain in place and secure our strategic advantage within the transportation sector.”
Derek Ollmann, President, Montana Rail Link
MRL at a glance
Based in Missoula, Montana Rail Link (MRL) is a Class II regional railroad that operates over 900 route miles of track in Montana and Idaho and employs nearly 1,200 dedicated professionals. MRL services over 150 local Montana businesses and moves their products to domestic and international markets on a daily basis. MRL remains committed to providing transportation services that result in long-term growth and prosperity for the company, and its customers and employees.
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President, Seaspan Marine Transportation
Derek Ollmann, President, Seaspan Marine Transportation, effective January 1, 2023, began his transportation career in 1999 and most recently served as President of Montana Rail Link. Prior to MRL, Derek served as President of Southern Railway where he first joined The Washington Companies. Over his 23 years in the transportation industry Derek has held progressively senior roles overseeing all aspects of marketing & sales, operations, maintenance and engineering. Under Derek’s leadership, MRL received the Presidential Safety Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association in recognition of MRL’s outstanding safety performance for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.