Leadership

Leadership: The Engine of Our Company

We work hard at every level to get the right person in the right position. And our Leadership team is no exception. OmniTRAX’s growth in such a short period of time proves that we’re on the right track.

 

Kevin Shuba

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Shuba serves as the Chief Executive Officer for OmniTRAX, Inc., one of North American’s  largest private railroad holding companies. As CEO he oversees the daily operations of the companies 21 Short Line Railroads, Port and Terminal Operations, The Great Western Industrial Park, GEOTRAC Industrial Hub, and OmniTRAX Logistics Services. Prior to joining OmniTRAX and The Broe Group, Kevin had a sixteen year career with Brambles Limited, the $6 billion dollar logistics services company. While at Brambles he served as Brambles Corporate Officer, and held several senior leadership roles including Brambles Group Senior Vice President, Group President, CHEP Americas, and President, CHEP USA. Prior to joining Brambles, Kevin held several senior sales and management positions with Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Additionally, he served in the United States Army for six years obtaining the rank of Captain.

Kevin is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and continued his business education at Stanford and INSEAD.


 

HUBERT GASSNER

Chief Financial Officer

Hubert joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer of OmniTRAX. Most recently, Hubert served as CFO of Invensys Controls and Executive VP of Invensys PLC, a UK listed company who is a leading global technology provider for a broad range industrial and commercial customers. Additionally, he served in numerous financial roles with BEA Systems, Continental AG, and Motorola Inc.
Hubert is originally from South Africa and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management from the University of Cape Town. He also graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Auditing from the same University. Hubert started his career in auditing with PWC before joining Motorola.


SERGIO A. SABATINI

Chief Operating Officer

Sergio comes to OmniTRAX, Inc., after serving in several safety and operating capacities with Canadian Pacific Railway over the past 17 years. Predominantly in operations he was responsible for managing road and yard terminals for 6 years. Sergio also assisted the COO at CP for 2 years developing the strategic plan and identifying potential operating efficiencies while participating in all aspects of the operation. Most recently Sergio was responsible for safety, hazmat and risk management, being accountable for all aspects of this for the Canadian operations.

Sergio was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science and completed a Masters of Business Administration degree with the Royal Roads University.


PETER A. TOUESNARD

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Peter Touesnard serves as the Chief Commercial Officer of OmniTRAX and leads our Sales, Marketing, Class 1 Relations and Real Estate functions in the US and Canada. Peter holds full responsibility for building relationships with our target customers while meeting or exceeding our aggressive revenue and growth plans.
Peter brings over 25 years of transportation experience to this position with 16 of those years specifically in the railway industry. Prior to joining OmniTRAX, in April of this year, Peter progressively managed commercial and operating divisions at RailAmerica Inc., where he rose to the position of Vice President of Sales for their US and Canadian railways. Prior to Rail America he worked with J.D. Irving Ltd and RailTex Inc. in various management positions within the rail, marine and trucking industries. He has consistently demonstrated superior results as a skilled sales and operations executive within the transportation industry.
Peter graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has lived over the years in various parts of the United States and Canada.


PIERRE-LUC MATHIEU

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Mathieu serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for OmniTRAX.  Pierre has the primary responsibility for strategy development, service expansion, new market entry, and corporate development.

Pierre comes to OmniTRAX from Brambles Limited, where he spent the last nine years in various executive roles including Vice President & General Manager, Director of Strategy and Business Development, and Manager of Finance.

Previous to his tenure with Brambles, Pierre held several strategy and manufacturing roles with Le Groupe Michelin in Canada and the US.  Pierre received his Masters of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in France and his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada.


ANDY C. ENGEMAN

General Counsel

Andy Engeman serves as General Counsel of OmniTRAX, Inc. and directly advises the senior management team on all legal matters. Andy and his team are responsible for defending all litigated claims against the OmniTRAX managed companies, developing and enforcing contractual and corporate documents, and managing all outside counsel.
Prior to joining the organization in 2004, Andy was a trial attorney specializing in medical malpractice defense, and has been a staff attorney with various insurance house-counsel operations.
After receiving bachelor degrees in Journalism and Business from the University of Colorado, Andy earned his JD from the University of Denver where he was a member of the Law Review. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, as well as the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association.

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Flexibility

OmniTRAX is continually expanding our reach, allowing our customers to take advantage of our door-to-door shipping services.  We combine the superior fuel efficiency of rail with the ease of trucking and the global reach of overseas shipping through our international deep-water ports.

Reliability

With the ability to track your freight using our online shipping portal, you’ll not only receive real-time email alerts updating you on the status of your shipments, you’ll also receive peace of mind, knowing that we’re handling all of the red tape and complicated logistics normally associated with the other rail providers.

Cost Savings

When shipping as little as 500 miles, you can save money by using the most cost-effective shipping method around.  Because of the efficient use of fuel, rail is hands-down the least expensive way to get your freight from here to there.