OmniTRAX taps Class 1 rail leader as new CEO

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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OmniTRAX taps Dean Piacente as new CEO.
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The Broe Group’s transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX Inc., has named Dean Piacente its Chief Executive Officer. Piacente, an accomplished Class I rail leader with more than 20 years of tenure as a CSX commercial executive, assumes his new role on February 1, 2021.

OmniTRAX board member David Garin said “Dean is one of the most respected business leaders in rail. His depth of Class 1 commercial experience, record of sustained results, and demonstrated leadership make him the ideal person to lead OmniTRAX’s continued growth.”

Piacente’s appointment gives OmniTRAX more than three decades of dynamic financial planning, analysis and multi-commodity expertise spanning intermodal, industrial, chemical, energy and third-party logistics across the North American rail network.

“Dean truly values the role OmniTRAX’s first and last mile services play in economic development and his extensive rail experience will be pivotal to help OmniTRAX bring the benefits of rail to new customers while growing more American communities,” said OmniTRAX Board Member Sean Broe.

Piacente sees great value in the established OmniTRAX customer-centric culture and its relentless commitment to safety that have paced the company’s strong performance.

“OmniTRAX’s growth is truly impressive and has produced a strong franchise comprised of diverse rail properties in key markets with tremendous opportunities that span the nation,” said CEO Dean Piacente. “I’m excited to bring my Class 1 customer and partner relationships to OmniTRAX to help realize our full potential.”

A New York native and Florida State University graduate, Piacente holds executive education credentials from Harvard Business School and Columbia University. Dean and his wife Tammy will relocate to Colorado, OmniTRAX’s corporate headquarters.

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