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 America’s largest privately held transportation services companies.  As CEO, he oversees the daily operations of the company’s 21 Short Line Railroads, Port and Terminal Operations, The Great Western Industrial Park, GEOTRAC Industrial Hub, Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, OmniTRAX Energy Services and OmniTRAX Logistics Services.

Prior to joining OmniTRAX, Kevin had a sixteen year career with Brambles Limited, the $6 billion dollar logistics services company.  While at Brambles, he served as a 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.
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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 Sabatini is the Chief Operating Officer for OmniTRAX. Prior to joining OmniTRAX’s Leadership team in 2013, Sergio served in several capacities with Canadian Pacific Railway over the course of eighteen years. These roles included the management of road and yard terminals in Field Operations, direct management and oversight of all aspects of Safety, Risk Management and Hazardous Materials, as well as directly advising the COO with the development and implementation of the five year strategic plan.

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

Peter Touesnard serves as the Chief Commercial Officer of OmniTRAX and leads the Sales, Marketing, and Class 1 Relations functions in the US and Canada. Peter holds full responsibility for building relationships with our target customers while meeting our aggressive revenue and growth plans.

Peter has over 30 years of transportation experience with 21 of those years specifically in the railway industry. Prior to joining OmniTRAX in 2013, 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, Peter worked at J.D. Irving Ltd and RailTex Inc. where he held various management positions at these organizations within the rail, marine and trucking industry. 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

Pierre Mathieu leads the corporate strategy and development functions across all OmniTRAX business lines.

Prior to OmniTRAX, Pierre spent nine years in various senior executive roles in General Management, Strategy and Corporate Development. 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.


SCOTT A. BRINNER

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Brinner serves as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for OmniTRAX. Scott’s mission is to identify, develop and execute opportunities to create, grow and continually enhance valuable enterprise-wide strategic relationships with the customers and other partners of OmniTRAX, and to identify and pursue new investment and acquisition opportunities that will result in continued growth and expansion of OmniTRAX’s vision of being a leading edge supply chain services provider.

Prior to joining OmniTRAX, Mr. Brinner spent thirteen years as an investment banker, working for A.G. Edwards, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, and most recently, Raymond James. As an investment banker, Scott covered the transportation industry, including Class I rail, Shortline rail, trucking, logistics, shipping and several other related subsectors. Over that time period, he advised companies on acquisitions, executed numerous company sale assignments, and completed many public and private equity and debt offerings. Prior to being an investment banker, Mr. Brinner spent time working for Emerson Electric in St. Louis, Missouri, and Ernst & Young in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Brinner holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a M.A.C.C. and B.A. from Miami University. In addition, Mr. Brinner formerly held both the CFA and CPA designations. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and three kids and enjoys fitness, skiing, golf, ice hockey, reading and traveling.


JUSTIN RENFRO

President, OmniTRAX Energy Solutions

Justin Renfro was appointed President of OmniTRAX Energy Solutions in October, 2018.  He is responsible for the OES business, leading sales and marketing efforts and executing the strategy for the next phase of growth. Renfro previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

During his tenure, he has worked to further develop relations and create a stronger understanding of services, assets and technology that OES offers. Renfro’s relationships with senior management in the energy and frac sand industries has bolstered the company’s day-to-day business as well as contract development and management. Since joining OmniTRAX, he has also helped orchestrate a top-of-industry terminal service and QA/QC program and broadened the existing customer base to include eight of the top 10 of blue-chip names in the OFS space.

Prior to joining OmniTRAX, Renfro spent eight years as a founding management member of Superior Silica Sands, an EMES Portfolio Company, where he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Vice President of Logistics. His responsibilities included overseeing marketing and new business growth, management of sales and logistics for the firm’s multi-national team members, asset growth and development through 11 in-basin terminals.

Renfro holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and has 20 years in sales and marketing in the energy space with 10 of those years directly with frac sand sales and logistics.

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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.