Mike Mattson was appointed Director Training Rules & Safety for Montana Rail Link in 2017. Mike provides direction with respect to all aspects of safety at MRL, rules compliance, testing and certifications, and all regulatory requirements. Mike began his railroad career at Montana Rail Link as a track laborer, was later promoted to switchman and then locomotive engineer. Prior to his current position, he was a Yardmaster and Road Foreman in the Missoula terminal. Mike attended Montana State University and is currently seeking his BA in Business Leadership. He is also a member of the International Association of Railroad Operating Officers (IAROO).