Railway Equipment Company leadership is guided by strong, decisive leaders dedicated to the core values of safety, customer success, innovation and teamwork. The leadership team sets strategy and is focused on continuous research and development efforts to provide customers with quality railroad products.

Dave Fox

Dave Fox


Since being named CEO, Dave has led major initiatives for Railway Equipment Company (RECo), a fully-owned subsidiary of The Lakeland Companies, around cross-company collaboration, safety, and talent development. His formation of an Executive Leadership Team has helped both strengthen RECo’s corporate culture and deliver a stronger overall value proposition for customers.

A 40-year veteran of RECo, Dave joined the company as an inside sales representative for Lakeland’s Extron business unit. He subsequently moved to a sales role, extending the company’s switch heater products  to railroads, which ultimately lead to the creation of Railway Equipment Co. Dave also oversaw RECo’s entry into gas hot air blower snow melter systems and the E Z Gate® crossing arm business. The company further expanded its railroad offerings in 2000 with the acquisition of Cragg Railchargers®.

Joe Ashley

Vice President/ General Manager

Joe has more than 10 years of experience in the rail industry. His responsibilities with Railway Equipment Company (RECo) are centered around managing the manufacturing and supply of differentiated products tot help railway customers meet their shippers’ needs.

Joe’s primary focus is on revenue growth and product breadth to ensure RECo is well-positioned to heavily invest in research and development while continually raising the level of service for rail transportation.

Immanuel Weise

Assistant Vice President of Operations

Immanuel oversees the day-to-day production, purchasing, engineering and customer service for Railway Equipment Company (RECo). Immanuel has spent nearly two decades with RECo refining his product knowledge, management of operations, and leadership skills.

Randy Honeck

Director of Engineering