• Dan Distefano

    Dan DiStefano

    President, Nacco, a CIT Company

    Dan DiStefano is President of Nacco, a CIT Company  and a subsidiary of CIT Rail, the third largest rail lessor in the world. He is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company, which serves more than 160 customers in 16 countries and maintains a rail fleet of more than 9,500 railcars. 

    Prior to this, he was responsible for managing all aspects of CIT Rail's locomotive portfolio. Before joining CIT Rail in September 2007, he was the Senior Strategic Account Director for Siemens Transportation Systems USA, where he led Siemens into the North American Freight Rail Industry, outlining a strategic path to growth and profitability for this otherwise Transit and Industrial focused empire. 

    DiStefano has also served as the Executive Vice President & General Manager for ALSTOM Transportation, where he led a company that specialized in the building and rebuilding of railroad rolling stock equipment. He has 35 years of experience in the North American Railway industry ranging from railroad operations with the Canadian National Railway, to sales, leasing, building and maintaining locomotives and freight cars for ALSTOM, to developing accounts and sales for Siemens Dispatch and Movement Planning systems in North America.