Our Leadership Team


L.B. Foster's executive leadership team sets the company's strategic direction, and is dedicated to sustainable profitable growth via its commitment to providing quality products and services to its customers and treating our customers, suppliers and employees as partners.


    Robert Bauer




Mr. Bauer was elected President & Chief Executive Officer upon joining the company in February, 2012, at which time he was also appointed as a director. Since joining the company, Mr. Bauer has focused on creating value through a strategic plan that brings innovation to new products, expands opportunity by entering adjacent markets, and prioritizes capital to maximize enterprise value.  The company has made acquisitions intended to bring exposure to faster growing markets and result in establishing more profitable business models to build on.  This is reshaping the portfolio companies and creating opportunities for all employees.  Mr. Bauer recognizes the potential that L.B. Foster people possess as he constantly strives to provide the inspiration for people to achieve new levels of performance.  As his primary mission is increasing shareholder value, he has led efforts around the development of the L.B. Foster Business System, a comprehensive methodology for development of the most important business processes that can maximize the company’s success.  He is committed to a culture that recognizes performance and the need for continuous improvement, while protecting such core values as respect, integrity and teamwork.   


    Steve Burgess




Mr. Burgess was appointed as vice president of the concrete products division following a successful term leading the company’s Continuous Sustainable Improvement initiatives.  During that period, Mr. Burgess drove several programs across the company intended to improve business processes and performance while instilling a culture of continuous improvement. Today he is responsible for the concrete products division including all products sold under the CXT brand which includes precast concrete buildings, and prestressed concrete railroad ties.  He is responsible for operations located in Spokane, WA; Hillsboro, TX;  and Waverly, WV.  Mr. Burgess is one of the senior managers that maintains a black belt in six sigma certification. 

    Patrick Guinee



Mr. Guinee joined the company in 2014 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  In this role Mr. Guinee provides leadership for legal matters and public company governance requirements.  He came to the company having previously served in corporate governance and assistant secretary roles at publicly traded companies.  He provides the needed oversight for compliance with SEC regulations as well as structuring policy for proper governance, ethics, and risk management.  He plays an important role in helping business managers make sound decisions regarding contracts, employment and human resources, and various compliance matters. Mr. Guinee also provides legal guidance for the board of directors.

    Todd James




Mr. James joined the company in 2018 as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.   He brings unique experience to our leadership team from both a Big 4 public accounting firm as well  as publicly traded companies.  Mr. James is very experienced dealing with a multitude of compliance matters, including SEC and other regulatory matters, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls over financial reporting.  In addition, Mr. James has had the opportunity to participate in public and private company acquisitions in a highly regulated environment.  Mr. James is responsible for corporate accounting, financial reporting and tax, and plays a key role in the analysis and decisions around strategic initiatives of the organization.    

Peter Jones    Peter Jones




Mr. Jones is the managing director for L.B. Foster operations throughout the European region.  He resides in Sheffield, England, the European headquarters and base of operations for L.B. Foster track components.   L.B. Foster’s European business is largely made up of rail products and solutions for applications that provide efficiency, comfort and safety to transit rail operators.  Mr. Jones is leading efforts to build the company’s automation solutions business targeted at transportation applications and adjacent markets where we are delivering advanced solutions that automate several aspects of equipment and transportation systems, including services designed for bespoke systems to end users.  Following three acquisitions in Europe, this region is playing a key role in creating value for the company. 

    John Kasel




Mr. Kasel began his career with L.B. Foster in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Operations.  In that capacity Mr. Kasel oversaw all manufacturing operations across the company.  He provided the needed leadership to drive advanced operating processes across all operations intended to drive efficiency, high quality, and excellent customer service.  Mr. Kasel helped the company achieve new levels of ISO certification and safety performance.  In 2012, Mr. Kasel was appointed Sr. Vice President, Rail Business, which included all rail business operations as the company was organized into business unit segments.  Currently, Mr. Kasel is responsible for the Rail and the Construction segments which together support the entire transportation infrastructure offering of the company.   

     Brian Kelly



Mr. Kelly began his career with L.B. Foster in 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources.  He came to the company having previously served in various HR leadership roles at public and private companies.  Since joining the company, Mr. Kelly has been focused on developing talent and human resources programs that create a culture of teamwork as a cornerstone of our values, emphasizing that it’s not only what you do, but how you do it.  In 2012, Mr. Kelly took over several administrative functions within the company in addition to his HR leadership role.  Today, Mr. Kelly is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, with leadership responsibilities that include Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Corporate Marketing, Environmental, Health and Safety, Real Estate and Facilities, and Continuous Sustainable Improvement (CSI).

    Greg Lippard




Mr. Lippard is responsible for the Rail Products business line as well as the Rail Business segment sales operations.  Mr. Lippard has worked in the North American rail industry for over 25 years and has held various board positions on important industry associations.  As the company’s top leader in sales he is often regarded as the voice of the customer and a key sponsor for our Customer Centric goals.  His responsibilities in the company have also included management of international sales and business development, and he currently leads the sales departments responsible for export sales.  Mr. Lippard is also overseeing the rail segments service initiatives which are a key component to organic growth by helping drive operating ratio performance for freight rail operators.  Mr. Lippard plays a significant role in managing relationships with some of the company’s most important partners.

    James Maloney



Mr. Maloney joined the company in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.  He brought to the company senior finance leadership and supply chain experience.  As a former CFO and finance department leader, he has led financial operations in a process manufacturing company and a technology oriented solutions provider.  Mr. Maloney is ideally suited for his role in a manufacturing environment with very diverse operating business models.  His background working in a public company coupled with his experience managing clients for Ernst & Young are a great asset to L.B. Foster.  Mr. Maloney is also providing leadership for our enterprise information technology and therefore instrumental in the modernization efforts of the company.

     William Treacy




Mr. Treacy was appointed vice president, Tubular & Energy Services in 2017.  He previously held leadership positions in L.B. Foster’s Rail Business segment guiding manufacturing and product engineering as well as general management responsibilities for various rail divisions.  His current responsibilities include those divisions that serve the tubular and energy markets for services and solutions critical to oil & gas applications.  Among Mr. Treacy’s responsibilities are some of the most recent acquisitions the company has made to increase exposure to services for oil & gas development in shale territories and support of pipeline infrastructure to move liquids and gas to their final destination.  Mr. Treacy’s team is adapting to the constantly changing requirements of the U.S. energy industry that is evolving into the worlds most significant supplier.  

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