David Fink (father and son)

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David Fink (father and son)

Post by MEC407 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:34 am

Love 'em? Hate 'em?
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David Fink

Post by Engineer Spike » Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:56 pm

I have heard that the term "Rat Fink" is from someone in his family. They were all PRR officials. They were known for turning people in...........

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Post by MEC407 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:14 pm

The elder David Fink worked for PRR and then PC for a while. Not sure if he ever made it to Conrail. Also not sure how the younger David Fink got started in railroading. People have assumed that he got his start right at Guilford but I haven't been able to determine whether that's true or not.
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Post by mxdata » Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:23 am

These folks have achieved the sort of "fame" which will result in them being completely unknown a few years down the line.

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Post by MEC407 » Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:46 am

mxdata wrote:These folks have achieved the sort of "fame" which will result in them being completely unknown a few years down the line.
I'm not so sure about that. At least not as it pertains to folks who love the B&M, MEC and D&H. Those folks will remember "The Finks" for a very, very long time. :(
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Post by AmtrakFan » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:07 pm

I have never liked Fink the Son because of his stubbernoss with the Downeastern service with Track Spped Issues.

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David A. Fink

Post by bobw59 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:26 pm

This is a real brief bio of Dave Fink Jr. from a Guilford press release in 1988, perhaps it offers some information as to his past career.

David Armstrong Fink, Executive Vice President - Guilford Rail System

After graduation from Northeastern University with a B.S. in transportation and Pennsylvania State University with a M.S. in business logistics, Fink began his career in transportation with General Motors Corporation. He served in various transportation and materials management positions in Detroit, MI, Kansas City, KS and Los Angeles, CA.

In 1988, Mr. Fink joined Perma Treat Corporation, a treated lumber company located in Durham, CT as its President. In 1994, after the purchase of the Forster Manufacturing plant in Mattawamkeag, ME, Fink was also named President of Aroostook and Bangor Resources, a sawmill and electrical co-generation company.

This was issued at the time David moved to GRS along with all the other changes when Fink Senior moved to GTI effective August 1, 1988.

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