June 2021

Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Hires New Executive Director

June 22, 2021

“ The Board of Directors of The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter J. Poremba as its new Executive Director “ said Bill Strawn, Board Chairman. “ Mr. Poremba brings a 35 year railroad career to AOSRM, and has been an active Board member. Mr. Poremba’s railroad career began in 1983, as a part time volunteer on Ohi-Rail, which was Mr. Jacobson’s first railroad. Jerry Jacobson was the founder and builder of The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum, which publicly displays his personal collection of steam locomotives and related artifacts. Pete Poremba’s lifetime career ensued in 1986 as a locomotive engineer on The Youngstown & Austintown Railroad. Engineer, Trainmaster, and ultimately Road Foreman of Engines for The Ohio Central Railroad System of 10 railroads, serve as testimony to Mr. Poremba’s progression onto the senior management team. Pete’s lifetime friendship with Jerry Jacobson and management experience gives him invaluable insight into the mission of The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum. We look forward to Pete’s leadership and focus on the future, as the museum enters its second phase of growth and development,” Strawn said. AOSRM thanks Noel Poirier, former Executive Director, for his service and expertise in guiding AOSRM into the proper framework of becoming a full fledged museum.

Additional museum information and tour schedules, can be found at: ageofsteamroundhouse.org