Vice President Sales and Marketing; Texas Pacifico
In his short tenure, Stan Meador has witnessed a radical transformation of Texas Pacifico Transportation (TXPF) from a front row seat view. With a May 2018 hiring date and brand new to the rail industry, the VP of Sales & Marketing started in the same month that TXPF set an all-time monthly carload volume record; over 90% of the volume moved that month was frac sand. Unfortunately, the ride from that front row seat has since been mostly down. But excitement and renewed success is right around the corner.
Stan has been a key member of the executive team guiding TXPF through a transition that leads to the reopening of the Presidio / Ojinaga international rail gateway. Transitions are never easy, and this one is no exception. Having lost over 80% of carload volume in the past 30 months and with tens of millions of dollars needed to reopen the gateway, there have been days when the future felt uncertain. But through a strong team effort including TXPF and its parent company Grupo Mexico Transportes, there has really never been any doubt as to what had to be done to secure TXPF’s future. Accordingly, the team has methodically plodded towards that end. And after more than 12 years of being closed, resuming international rail shipments over the bridge in Presidio is set to happen before the end of 2021.
In addition to his role as VP of Sales & Marketing, Stan oversees Customer Service, External Relations, and Leasing/Contracting among other administrative functions. Stan is a member of TxDOT’s Border Trade Advisory Committee and a board member of the Ft. Concho Foundation. He has a long track record of civic activity at a local and statewide level serving on numerous boards and committees. Stan and his wife Gloria, a native of Valencia, Spain, reside in San Angelo with their daughter, Sofia. Their other daughter Andrea is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Stan also takes pride in his active involvement with his family’s fifth-generation family ranch, the X Bar Ranch, near Eldorado.