A Team You Can Count On

Appalachian Railcar Services, LLC prides itself on the professionalism and quality-first attitude found in every one of our personnel.

Since 2000, we have worked to build the best team in the industry, a fact reflected in our long-term relationships with numerous clients across our service area.

ARS personnel are customer-focused, dedicated to quality work done right the first time, and to complete customer satisfaction. As a small business based in West Virginia, our reputation in the rail industry is of paramount importance to every person at ARS.

We’re proud of our team. How may we serve you?

Executive Management

  • Kurt Higginbotham
    Kurt Higginbotham Chief Executive Officer, President


  • Terry “Bruz” Hicks
    Terry “Bruz” Hicks President of Sales
    Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc.
    Appalachian Tank Car Services


  • Greg Gibson
    Greg Gibson Chief Operations Officer
  • Terry Hutchison
    Terry Hutchison Chief Mechanical Officer
  • Joe Gatens
    Joe Gatens Vice President of Operations
  • Bret Russell
    Bret Russell General Manager, Train Operations
  • Robert Gibson
    Robert Gibson Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Drew Highley
    Drew Highley Quality Assurance Inspector


  • Jeff McKeny
    Jeff McKeny Chief Financial Officer
  • Maureen Gunnell
    Maureen Gunnell Staff Accountant


  • Michelle Hughes
    Michelle Hughes Billing Manager, Tennessee
    Midwest and Southern Regions
  • Open Position
    Open Position Billing Department, Eleanor

Human Resources

  • Pixie Legg
    Pixie Legg Director of Human Resources
  • Trena Rhodes
    Trena Rhodes Human Resources Assistant

How May We Serve You?

Appalachian Railcar Services, LLC, wants to earn your business. The best way we can do that is for you to reach out and allow us to show you how truly great a company like ARS can be for your needs.

Take the first step and complete the form on this page. For faster service, call Terry “Bruz” Hicks, President of Sales, at 304-543-4613.

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