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OmniTRAX Inc. recently appointed John Kovac vice president of transload logistics.He has extensive experience in business development, rail operations and strategic planning, OmniTRAX officials said in a press release. Kovac previously held various operating positions with BNSF Railway Co., where he led the development of intermodal perishable and high-value chemical programs, as well as a U.S. transload network for both BNSF and CN. In addition, he developed the retail arm of CN's transload division."He looks at transloads as a major growth area, offering existing and new OmniTRAX customers access to additional markets, both regional and transcontinental," OmniTRAX officials said in a press release.Earlier in May, OmniTRAX named William Pietsch regional director of sales and marketing-north. He most recently served J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. as a regional marketing manager."Bill routinely interfaced with the Class I railroads, such as BNSF and Norfolk Southern, to create solutions for mode conversion from the over-the-road freight to intermodal freight," OmniTRAX officials said.OmniTRAX owns and operates 17 regionals and short lines, and provides switching, car storage, transloading and other services.
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