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About Shawn Beaird

Shawn Beaird is an electrical engineer with experience in locomotives and railroad systems. He currently serves the gulf region of the Louisiana railroad and is based in Bossier. His responsibilities include daily inspections of locomotives as well as diagnostics of electrical and mechanical issues. He ensures that all locomotives are up to code and FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) compliant. Shawn Beaird previously served as an electrical engineer and supervisor for Loyalty Locomotives in Tyler, Texas, where he managed a crew of four mechanics and handled all electrical and mechanical issues.

Shawn Beaird’s career history also includes a tenure as service and diesel manager at the River City Ford in Davenport, Iowa, where he oversaw daily operations of the service department. He doubled the department’s monthly profit within the first month and also reduced the cost of parts ordering by 35 percent through strategic vendor partnerships. He studied business management and electrical engineering at St. Ambrose University in Davenport and ultimately earned a BS in business management from Illinois State University in 2007.

Work experience

Service/Deisel Manager

River City Ford



BA, Business

 Illinois State University