Employee Spotlight: Jose “Fernando” Prieto

Fernando Prieto

In May 1995, Jose “Fernando” Prieto joined the Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Services team, and when Patriot purchased the company in 2016, Fernando became part of the Patriot family. With more than 20 years of experience at Lakeshore, he is the go-to expert on railcar cleaning.

Fernando is known for consistently going above and beyond what is expected. His knowledge and familiarity with the site enable him to efficiently and safely perform his daily tasks and make quick adjustments if an unsafe situation arises. His team looks to him for knowledge and insight, and he sets an example as a safety professional.

“The most important thing is to be safe, follow processes and rules, and pay attention to what’s going on around me. If I see something unsafe, I will call a timeout and communicate with my team. I believe that if we work safely, we will be successful. I’m happy to call Lakeshore my second home.”
– Jose “Fernando” Prieto

Congratulations to Fernando for being nominated by his peers for his commitment to safety and for winning the Patriot Employee Spotlight Award.