Management Profile


photo of Bill Duggan

William J. Duggan
Vice President-Operations

Mr. Duggan began his railroad career with the Illinois Central Railroad in 1966, working in various engineering positions ranging from Track Supervisor to Engineering Superintendent, with Engineering responsibility for the northern half of the 3,600-mile system.

Mr. Duggan joined the Iowa Interstate Railroad as Chief Engineer in 1989, overseeing its gradual rehabilitation in a "financially challenged" environment, and in 1996 was promoted to Vice President-Operations. While at Iowa Interstate, he participated in various projects in Latin America in conjunction with RDC.

In 1999, Mr. Duggan joined RDC as Vice President-Operations and has since played a key role in RDC's activities worldwide, including serving as President of Ferrovias Guatemala until its re-nationalization in 2013. Currently, Mr. Duggan's responsibilities include overseeing the Hamburg-Köln-Express intercity passenger business in Germany.

Mr. Duggan attended college in Memphis, Tennessee; Meridian, Mississippi; and Lakeland Junior College in Mattoon, Illinois; and is active in industry associations such as the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association and the American Railway Engineering Association. His military service included serving two tours of duty as a gunboat captain in Vietnam.




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