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Rail supplier news from UTLX, AITX and Hub Group (March 7)

Kate Suprenuk
Photo – Union Tank Car Co.


Union Tank Car Co. (UTLX) has promoted Kate Suprenuk to president of Union Tank Car Co. Leasing. In addition to leading UTLX Leasing, Suprenuk will oversee the portfolio activities of Carrotanques Unidos, UTLX’s leasing affiliate in Mexico, and partner with Procor Leasing, UTLX’s Canadian affiliate, to coordinate North American rail-car leasing activities. Previously, Suprenuk was UTLX’s vice president of portfolio and services strategy. During her five years with UTLX, Suprenuk “significantly contributed to the achievement of the company’s financial and operational goals while developing a deep understanding of UTLX’s business model and culture,” UTLX officials said in a press release.

American Industrial Transport Inc. (AITX) recently made the following changes to its leadership team: John Ward was promoted to senior vice president of repair services, overseeing all 17 facilities across AITX’s North American repair network; Greg Gibson joined AITX in February as vice president of repair services; and Charles Crow joined AITX this year as plant manager for a new facility in Milton, Pennsylvania.

Hub Group has received the following three awards from The Home Depot, a longstanding customer: the Domestic MVP Award, which recognized Hub for overall supply chain support across intermodal, over-the-road, emergency, event and transfer freight; Intermodal Carrier of the Year, presented to Hub for being the carrier that best supports The Home Depot with dependable intermodal capacity and solutions; and the Online Final Mile Carrier of the Year Award, presented to Hub’s Final Mile business for providing the best service, flexibility and creative solutions in supporting the retailer’s online home delivery services.

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