Ward and Goutcher Add Decades of Short Line and Class I Rail Experience
DENVER – OmniTRAX, Inc., a comprehensive logistics solutions provider and the transportation affiliate of The Broe Group, has promoted Brian Ward to Senior Vice President of Marketing, Development and Transload and has named Jeff Goutcher Senior Vice President of Sales. The new appointments, effective immediately, support OmniTRAX growth and service objectives.
“We are excited to add the depth of industry expertise and relationships that Brian and Jeff bring to the OmniTRAX team,” said OmniTRAX CEO Dean Piacente. “These appointments provide key leaders to pace the continued growth necessary to serve our customers’ expanding transportation needs.”
Ward’s promotion follows his service as President of OmniTRAX affiliate Winchester and Western Railroad (W&W). Prior to joining OmniTRAX, Brian was a transportation consultant advising import/export clients, multi-modal clients and freight railroads on far-ranging services including transportation efficiency, negotiations, and project management. Ward’s career includes service as Chief Executive Officer at Arrow Holdings, LLC, and HandsOn Jacksonville, Inc., President of CSX Corporation’s TRANSFLO Terminal Services group, and Director of Sales & Marketing for CSX Corporation.
Brian has a University of Denver master’s degree in supply chain management and a Wake Forest University bachelor’s degree in political science.
Jeff joins OmniTRAX from the 430-mile Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC, (FGA) where he served as Director of Marketing & Sales. Prior to the FGA, Jeff’s extensive 22-year tenure at CSX Corporation includes sales leadership roles in coal, chemicals, food, and consumer commodity groups.
Goutcher, a Wartburg College alumnus, holds a University of Texas Arlington master’s degree in business administration.