The NARP Team | Helping You With Rail Products Since 2010

Our Team

Jason Crawford, President

Jason Crawford has been in the railroad construction business for the last 25 years. Because he comes from a Track construction background, Jason realizes the importance of delivering the RIGHT product on time. As president of North American Rail Products, Jason strives to provide his customers with 3 key services:

  1. The most competitive pricing on rail products;
  2. The exact rail materials for their railway application, and, in this time-sensitive industry;
  3. The guarantee that the customer receives the products on time, every time.

In Jason’s opinion, the ability to provide these 3 services consistently are the determining factors when customers are choosing their rail materials supplier. They have to be able to trust that their supplier will come through for them every time.

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Chris Erhart, Sales Manager, Delta, BC

Before joining North American Rail Products in 2011, Chris Erhart worked for a decade at VAE Nortrak Ltd as the Regional Sales Manager overseeing sales in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest USA and Alaska. It’s this experience that has led him to understand fully that providing excellent customer service is what sells. Chris’ job is to cover sales throughout Canada while also being responsible for purchasing both raw materials and finished goods at both the regional and corporate levels. Chris also maintains the regional office and storage location in Delta, British Columbia which is staffed with employees that share Chris’ ‘we can do it’ attitude and philosophy. It’s a balancing act: Chris’ ability to react quickly to sales requests and to be able to keep clients mobile while keeping their projects on schedule and on budget allows him to focus on what’s important; the relationship of trust he builds with all his clients. Chris thrives on time sensitive projects that present a wide range of challenges, and his proven ability to ‘think outside the box’ and to consistently find a way to get things done, provides him with a sense of accomplishment.

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Manny Sousa, Sales Manager, Delta, BC

Manny Sousa joined North American Rail Products in June, 2014. Similar to many of his colleagues at NARP, his experience in the rail industry is undeniably extensive. Manny began his career in rail in 1984, working as a Tamper Operator at A&B Rail. In 1987, he joined VAE Nortrak where he remained for 27 years. Manny worked his way up the ‘rail ladder’, taking on a variety of positions including Grinder, Frog Fitter, Yardsman, Storekeeper and Shipper; garnering valuable industry experience along the way. He also holds safety certifications as a Certified Forklift and Loader Operator, Arial Boom Lift Instructor and, is Crane trained. In 1991, Manny moved into the supervisory roles at Nortrak. First, he was a Yard/Shipping Supervisor, then a Frog Shop Supervisor. His last position at Nortrak was as an Afternoon Shift Supervisor where he oversaw all production classifications on that shift.

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Chad Cameron, Sales Manager, Argyle, MB

Chad Cameron likes a challenge. When Chad first joined NARP in 2014 as Yard Manager, he brought with him a strong background in Inventory Management and Distribution, along with Business Administration training from the Aviation Management program at Red River College. Chad had years of experience getting inventory where it was needed, when it was needed. The challenge at NARP, he remembers, was getting the inventory to a location 75 miles from nowhere, covered in three feet of mud – and ensuring it arrived at the same time as the client’s work crew.
Over the course of a year, Chad streamlined NARP’s distribution system, changing the way our rail product was picked, packaged and shipped, so that today NARP has the fastest delivery times in Canada.

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