Mr. Loeppert’s main responsibility at CTLGroup’s Structural & Transportation Laboratory is the management of track component testing. This testing includes concrete tie testing, welded rail joint and insulated bonded joint testing, as well as direct fixation and resilient tie block fastener testing. In addition to managing track testing, he is also responsible for setting up and running tests on full-scale structural components, including stay cables, seismic dampers as well as track components and various rolling stock components.
Mr. Loeppert has always been drawn to mechanical engineering and in 2006, he started working in the Structural & Transportation Laboratory, as a technician. In his years of experience, he has set up and performed every routine test in the laboratory. He has an extensive, fundamental understanding of every aspect of the laboratory. This has given him a different view and understanding of every test program that he oversees and the ability to offer unique and creative solutions to clients.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013
A.S. Degree, Harper College, 2004
- American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-Of-Way Association
- Committee 4, Rail
- Committee 30, Fastener