Jonathan (Jon) Shute is a Class III Chief Inspector for Acorn who has over 50 years of experience within the railroad industry, and managed large rail construction and rehab projects when employed by RailAmerica and Genesee & Wyoming rail systems. And he managed operating and engineering forces training as well as responsibilities for federal compliance and safety training. He has extensive training in train and engine services and safety standards. He is currently working on the $38 million public/private rail restoration project where he provides arrival track component inspection, replacement inspection, ties, rail, OTM, ballast, and surfacing inspection. He also provides bill of lading and invoice reviews and controls and all his services are performed on Northern Maine Railroad (NMR) and Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) for Maine Department of Transportation, through the federal TIGER grant programs.