Ruben Lopez, General Director for Unit Train Solutions, Union Pacific Railroad
Ruben Lopez is the General Director for Unit Train Solutions for the Union Pacific Railroad, located at Union Pacific Railroad’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the Customer Care and Support umbrella, his primary responsibilities include customer interface and liaison between his team and the Union Pacific’s transportation’s department to ensure excellent and cost effective service provided to Unit Train customers.
Before assuming his current role, Ruben was responsible for the dispatching of the Union Pacific’s Western Region dispatching at the Harriman Dispatching Center. He has held 14 different positions in 8 different locations on the Union pacific Operating Department, most notably in the Mechanical and Transportation departments.
Ruben is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. He is a combat veteran of Desert Shield / Storm where he received various awards to include the Bronze Star. He has been with Union Pacific for 25 years and he was the Executive Sponsor for Union Pacific’s Veterans Employee Resource group aptly named UPVets. He currently lives in the Omaha, NE area with his wife Stacie and their children.