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Meet Our Board

SWARS leadership is comprised of senior executives who represent industry and carrier partners from across the Southwest region. We are indebted to these leaders who are dedicated to the growth and success of the organization in service to our members.


Board of Directors

Folu Adepitan

Canadian Pacific Kansas City

Sr. Sales Executive

1610 Woodstead Court

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Melba Aguilar

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Sr. Rail Pricing Specialist

10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Scot Bates

BNSF Railway

AVP, Chemicals and Plastics

10200 Grogan’s Mill, Suite 330

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Derry Falligant

Union Tank Car Co.

Vice President Sales - Western Region

22322 Grand Corner Drive
Suite 135
Katy, TX 77494

Christopher Hall


Logistics Development Manager

150 N Dairy Ashford Road

Houston, TX  77079

Lisa Jolly

Marathon Petroleum

Rail Fleet Manager

19100 Ridgewood Parkway

San Antonio, TX  78259

Lisa Labrecque


Director of Sales

17206 Green Darter

Conroe, TX 77385

James "J.J." Lund, Jr.

LJA Infrastructure, Inc.

General Manager

3600 West Sam Houston Parkway

Houston, TX 77042

Anil Nath

Phillips 66

Manager, Rail Contracting & Operations

2331 City West Blvd
Houston, TX 77042

Samantha Norris

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Rail Services Manager

10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

John Orr

CSX Transportation

Director, Chemical Sales

500 Water Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Logan Ortiz

LLEAD Services, LLC

Managing Partner

P. O. Box 181779

Dallas, TX 75218

Phone: 214-202-8517

Ben Ronk

Alpek Polyester

Logistics Manager

570 K Avenue

Gaston, SC 29053

Marty Russell

Union Pacific Railroad

Senior Business Director

24125 Aldine Westfield Road
Spring, TX 77373

Steve Schaefer

SWARS Director

Todd Tranausky

FTR Transportation Intelligence

Vice President Rail & Intermodal

P. O. Box 3166

Spring, TX 77383

Past Presidents

Doug Lumry

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

NA Rail, Equipment & Transloading Category Manager

Edmond, OK 73013

Dale Diulus, P.E.

Salt River Materials Group

Senior VP, Pozzolan

8800 E Chaparral Road
Suite 155
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Linda Turner

Americas Styrenics

Manager – Logistics Procurement

24 Waterway Avenue
Suite 1200
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 425-818-8240

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


8314 Medows Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Laurie Stiles

Marmon On-Site Services

Vice President Sales & Marketing

31210 Maple Park Lane

Spring, TX  77386


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