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Our Team

The Tractive Power Corporation team is comprised of veteran rail industry leaders. Our many decades of combined industry knowledge have helped us develop practical, robust solutions for the industrial rail market.

Frank Donnelly / Founder & CTO


Frank is a well-known innovator in the rail industry, bringing 40 years of engine design and development experience and more than 30 patents to his name. Frank previously founded RailPower Technologies Corp. and was responsible for the development of its pioneering hybrid locomotive technology. At Tractive Power, he has assembled a talented and committed team with significant industry expertise.

Tim Sanderson / President & CEO

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Tim has over 30 years of experience in the rail supply industry, including being a co-founder of Global Railway Industries, where he was a director until 2009. During his time at Global, he oversaw significant corporate acquisitions and mergers. Tim eventually joined  Raildecks Intermodal as VP of Operations, resigning in 2013 to join the team at Tractive Power.

Peter Ballachey / Director & CFO

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Peter has over 30 years of experience in senior roles in the rail industry, including at Canadian Pacific Railway, BC Rail and Railpower Technologies. Since 2006, Peter has served as a consultant, director and CFO for many different enterprises. He is currently director and principal of CRC Rail Management Services in addition to this leadership role at Tractive Power Corporation.

Allan David Frame / Independent Director

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Al has been a financial adviser for past 48 years. He was formerly a director of Consolidated Ramrod and Ascot Resources, both publicly listed companies. He is currently director at Prismo Metals and DLP Resources and President of Tallwinds Exploration, a privately held mining exploration company. Al studied Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.

Darrell Schneidmiller / Legal Agent


Darrell has over 40 years of sales and consulting experience serving a variety of industrial markets in North America. He also has extensive knowledge as a rotating equipment specialist. He is a designated red seal electrician and recently received his Transport Canada locomotive inspector certification.

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