President, and CEO

Coy has worked in the rail industry for over 30 years, and has gained experience in many facets of the industry. He developed his first idea for railway automation when he was working on a rail gang in south-central Texas, and further created concepts of innovation while working as a signal maintainer. ARS is the third company Coy has successfully started within the industry.



Sam has been a CPA since 1973, and is well-versed in all aspects of accounting, including tax, audit, accounting services and management advisory services. Sam has also served as CFO for two oilfield service companies, and four public reporting companies. For the past 20 years, Sam has been heavily involved in all aspects of administration and finance, including planning and problem resolution.  


Director of Application Design and Engineering

Michael has 15(+) years of experience with development and application of railway automation technologies. His ability to bridge the divide between available technologies and each customers unique requirements is a key factor in overall project performance across the board.



Aaron holds a degree in Agriculture Systems Management from Texas A&M University. The knowledge gained through this degree program, coupled with his experience working in Coy's previous companies is instrumental in his success at ARS.  He has developed great relationships with many customers over the last 5 years, and is passionate about exceeding customer expectations.  


VP of Engineering and International Sales Director

Dilson has an MBA and a Mechanical Engineering degree. He has extensive experience with developing robotics, which has been instrumental in his design of industry-leading switch machine technology. Dilson also manages international sales. He successfully develops customer relations in many countries, because he fluently speaks four languages and knows the international rail market like the back of his hand.


VP of Sales 

Ron has been in the rail industry for over 35 years and has held positions in Sales, Management and as an Executive. Working with start-ups and established companies, Ron has been instrumental in bringing new and industry-changing disruptive technologies to the industry in several positions. The relationships and trust he’s established over the years have led to many successes in bringing those technologies to market and making the industry safer and more efficient.  


Director of Electronic Development

Gustavo heads up all of the efforts with electronic development and assists with project design when customers need more technical automation capabilities. Gustavo is also from Brazil, and fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, making him an integral part of international projects. 


General Counsel

James serves as the ARS in-house counsel. He holds a Baylor Law degree, which has been put to great use as ARS has been in development over the last 5 years. James attends to any contracts put in place for larger jobs, and ensures that the ARS Terms and Conditions and anything pertaining to warranties stays in order.