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OmniTRAX adds two to board

Written by Kyra Senese, managing editor
The city of Peru, Ill., and OmniTRAX, Inc., are set to receive a $6 million grant for extensive trackwork on the Illinois Railway. | Image courtesy of OmniTRAX

OmniTRAX, Inc., has announced the election of Cameron Scott and David Garin to its Board of Directors.

The addition of Scott to the board correlates with the timing of his retirement as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Union Pacific as of Feb. 28, 2019, OmniTRAX explained. Garin’s service to the board comes after a long career, with his most recent role having been as group vice president, Industrial Products at BNSF.

The newly-elected directors are expected to bring “depth and diversity of strategic operational insights” from shortline sales, financial structuring and collaborative relationships with each Class 1 railroad’s shortline partners, OmniTRAX said in a statement.

“Cam and Dave have an outstanding amount of knowledge and experience between them and we are very fortunate to have them join our board,” said Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX. “Their expertise will help guide the growth of our logistics solution offerings and service network, and drive the expansion of the OmniTRAX customer base.”

Scott was appointed to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer of UP back in 2014. While serving in that role, he was tasked with managing train operations throughout 23 western states, including the management and maintenance of locomotives, rail cars, tracks, train dispatching and crew calling.

He previously served as vice president – Network Planning & Operations (NPO), where he was responsible for directing the railroad’s service design and evaluation, transportation planning, network and capital planning, network development and joint facilities activities. Before his appointment at NPO, Scott held the position of regional vice president – Western Region.

Scott is an alumnus of Arizona State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Business Management. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas and also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.

Garin was appointed to serve group vice president, Industrial Products at BNSF in 1999. In that role, he was required to manage sales and marketing responsibilities for the $6.0 billion carload segment including chemicals, crude oil and petroleum products, building products, construction products, beverages, perishables and canned goods.

Garin started his career in the railroad industry in 1983 in St. Paul, Minn., and later relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1992. He has held a variety of leadership roles in audit, corporate accounting, financial reporting, strategic planning, and marketing and sales positions.

Garin is an alumnus of Augsburg College, where he holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance and accounting. He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Additionally, Garin has served as a National Trustee of the Boys & Girls Club of America, an executive board member and past president of the National Freight Transportation Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, according to OmniTRAX.

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