UP Appoints Vargas VP-Mexico, Marketing and Sales

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
On Dec. 1, Humberto Vargas will become Vice President-Mexico, Marketing and Sales at Union Pacific.

On Dec. 1, Humberto Vargas will become Vice President-Mexico, Marketing and Sales at Union Pacific.

Union Pacific (UP) has named Humberto Vargas Vice President-Mexico, Marketing and Sales, succeeding Bernardo Ayala. Ayala will take on a leadership position in Locomotive Distribution and Network Operations at the Class I railroad.

Based in Mexico City, Vargas will begin Dec. 1 leading UP’s international business strategy in all commodity areas across all six rail gateways to Mexico. He will be responsible for working with customers, other railroads, suppliers and multiple governmental agencies.

Most recently, Vargas worked for Werner Mexico, where he spent eight years leading commercial relations with customers, Mexican transportation carriers and intermodal service. He has also served as Assistant Vice President of Intermodal Sales and Marketing for Ferromex and worked for Intermodal Mexico/Texas Pacifico Transportation, LTD. Additionally, Vargas is President of the Mexican Association of Intermodal Transportation, an organization representing intermodal industry leaders that focuses on promoting and facilitating intermodal business in Mexico.

“Humberto brings a wealth of experience and expertise in multimodal freight transportation needed to support seamless cross-border freight rail shipping that results in safe, reliable and efficient rail service,” Executive Vice President-Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker said. “Our team is looking forward to his leadership that will help maximize the strength of Union Pacific’s network to help current customers grow and bring new customers onto our rail lines.”

In other news, UP recently announced that its agreement employees who worked at least 30 days between March 1 and Nov. 30 will receive a one-time $1,000 bonus (gross) in December.

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