After three decades of service, Bob Wingate retired in 2021 and his son Jonathon Wingate took over as General Manager. Jon had grown up around BJRY – holding increasingly responsible positions including IT, customer integration, transloading, and site development. Tragically, Jon passed away unexpectedly in May of 2021. The Burlington Junction family has pulled together and realigned to continue the service and legacy that Steve and Bob established.
Our current ownership team consists of JoEllen Hoth (President), Andrew Hoth (Corporate Relations) who practiced law and worked with the railroad alongside his Father for 20 years and Peter Hoth (Corporate Development), who has a background as a practicing family physician, and has actively worked with the railroad since 2018. Along with General Manager AJ Martin, all of us at Burlington Junction Railway look forward to moving into the future with continued growth through the next generation.