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UP hires Ponthier as senior VP supply chain, improvement

Clark Ponthier
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Union Pacific Railroad has named Clark Ponthier senior vice president-supply chain and continuous improvement. He begins his new job May 29.

Ponthier has more than 30 years of experience in broad supply chain, manufacturing and engineering at Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he served as Ingersoll Rand's VP of operations and integrated supply chain-residential HVAC and supply.

At UP, Ponthier will be responsible for purchasing, strategic sourcing, industrial engineering activities and continuous improvement.

"Clark brings exceptional supply chain and process improvement leadership experience to this important role at Union Pacific," said UP Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz in a press release. "We believe his work will strengthen our ability to create value for employees, customers, communities and shareholders."

In addition to Ingersoll Rand, Ponthier served stints at Dell, General Electric and Dow Chemical Co.

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