Industrial Products Update - July 2013

Announcement Number: IP2013-18
Categories: All Industrial Products,Business News,Construction Products,Consumer Products and Machinery,Environmental Waste,Lumber and Panel Products,Minerals,Non Ferrous Metals,Paper and Fibre Products,Steel and Ferrous Metals
Posted Date: July 3, 2013

Meet the Team

Union Pacific’s Industrial Products team has had significant organizational changes in 2013 and would like to introduce you to the new Sales Leadership Team. In March, the Industrial Products team welcomed Brad Moore as Assistant Vice President of Sales. Brad is responsible for leading the Industrial Products Sales Team in providing current and potential customers the best service and value proposition in the transportation industry.

As a part of the organizational changes, Industrial Products aligned its Sales team with specific geographic regions across the country to provide a primary point of contact for new customers and local communities with rail-based economic development opportunities involving Industrial Products. A Regional Industrial Products Business Development Territory Map with contact information was developed for your reference. Starting July 15, this map can be found on the Industrial Products Page on the UP Customer Website.

Brad also welcomed three new Regional Sales Directors to the team, joining existing Regional Sales Director, Rex Vonnahme. Each of them looks forward to working with you and your company to develop a high quality, efficient and cost effective supply chain that adds value to your business. Please meet the team!

Brad Moore
Brad was promoted to Assistant Vice President Sales for Industrial Products in March 2013. 

Brad began his career with the National Customer Service Center in 1995. During his 18 years with Union Pacific, Brad has held a variety of positions within the Industrial Products business team, including roles in Marketing and Field Sales. Brad has also served in several leadership positions including Director of Business Planning & Integration, Southern Region Director for Network & Industrial Development, Regional Director of Sales, and General Director Market Development & Sales Center.

Brad graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Vernon Davis
Vern was appointed Regional Director of Sales in June 2013 and will be based in Omaha, NE.

Vern began his Union Pacific career in the Management Development Program in 1982. Prior to starting with Union Pacific, Vern earned a commission in the United States Air Force, serving a 5 year military commitment where he achieved the rank of Captain. During his 31 years at Union Pacific, Vern has held various leadership positions in the Automotive team, Industrial Development, and Industrial Products. Most recently, Vern held the role of Senior Business Director - Strategy and Process Management within the Industrial Products group.

Vern is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Kevin Klein
Kevin assumed the Regional Director of Sales position for the Southern Region in April 2013 and is based in Houston, TX.

Kevin has been with Union Pacific since 1991 and has held numerous positions within Marketing & Sales. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Business Director- Construction Products. He has led several teams within Industrial Products including Consumer/Government/Waste and Lumber & Panel. Kevin also has past experience working as the Industrial Products Mexico liaison.

Kevin graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Nancy Rase
Nancy became the Regional Director of Sales for the Northern Region in March 2013 and is based in Omaha, NE.

Nancy started her career in 1996 and prior to this appointment, held various Marketing and Sales positions within the Chemical, Industrial Products and Intermodal business groups. Nancy worked within Union Pacific's Market Development Sales Center as well as Union Pacific Distribution Services.

Nancy graduated from Creighton University in Omaha in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She also has a MBA from the University Nebraska at Omaha.

Rex Vonnahme
Rex Vonnahme was appointed Regional Director of Sales for the Western Region in August of 2009 and is located in Roseville, CA.

Prior to this appointment, Rex held the position of Senior Director Marketing - Industrial Minerals within the Industrial Products business team. Rex joined the Union Pacific in 1988 and has held a number of positions within Marketing, Sales, Damage Prevention, as well as held the position of General Director - Market Development and Sales Center located in Omaha, NE.

Rex graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1987 with a degree in Political Science and Communications. 

If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.