Derek Ward



Derek Ward graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and began his career in the rail industry with McDowell Engineers & Associates. Mr. Ward works extensively with the Equipment Engineering Department of the North Carolina Department of Transportation – Rail Division as a project engineer on railcar refurbishment projects. He also provides replacement component modeling services for NCDOT’s passenger railcars and locomotives. Mr. Ward also manages the NCDOT Audio/Video car for special presentations and events.