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.”