July 16, 2018
Purify Fuel Welcomes Jay Fountain as VP, Rail Group
Purify Fuel is excited to welcome Mr. Jay Fountain as VP, Rail Group to its leadership team. In his role, he will lead business development for Purify Fuel's Rail vertical (Americas) including Class I, II, III railroads, from short line and regional freight properties to commuter and leisure passenger lines.
Mr. Fountain brings 42 years of experience at Amtrak, having earned a reputation for establishing industry best practices in safety, operations and customer service. In his final position as Director, Long Distance Service, he lead operations, customer service and marketing. Previously, Mr. Fountain held the roles of Assistant Superintendent, Road Operations (Coast); Trainmaster, Road Operations (Metrolink); and, Chief, On Board Services.
Among his achievements, Mr. Fountain lead the team-focused turnaround of The Texas Eagle, which climbed from last to first in revenue, ridership, customer service, and on-time performance among all Amtrak long distance trains. He also made safety and customer service the main focus on one of the busiest commuter operations in the United States.
“Jay’s experience, background and reputation make him a highly strategic asset for Purify Fuel,” says John Carroll, CEO, Purify Fuels, Inc. “His deep belief in our product and steady focus on demonstrating its value to Rail leaders has positioned the company for success across all verticals worldwide.”
Mr. Fountain earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University from the pre-law program. He also served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.
President & CEO
Purify Fuel, Inc.