With over four decades of experience, GIO Rail Owner and Chief Officer, Gerald Gionet has worked at every level of the railway industry. Starting his career as a Train Crew Caller, he was responsible for making sure all trains were manned in a timely fashion. He quickly moved up the ranks, completing training and passing all exams to qualify as a Conductor/Locomotive Engineer. For 17 years, he operated both freight and passenger trains over the Northern Mainline of Canadian Pacific.
In the 1990s, Mr. Gionet moved into management, first as a Road Foreman of Engines, administering all locomotive training and moving new engineers into their positions, then as a Road Manager, and finally as Manager of Road Operations.