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Dean Piacente

Chief Executive Officer, OmniTRAX

Dean Piacente serves as the Chief Executive Officer for OmniTRAX, Inc., one of North America’s largest privately held transportation services companies. As CEO, Dean drives the company’s strategy for differentiated rail and real estate solutions and oversees the daily operations of the company’s 24 railroads, Terminal Services, Transload Services, and Industrial Development / Real Estate Services.

One of the industry’s most respected rail executives, Dean amassed a diverse thirty-two-year career with CSX Corporation, a multibillion-dollar Class I Railroad Company. Piacente’s deep commercial, terminal operating, and finance experience is derived from multiple assignments and senior leadership roles including CSX Vice President Sales & Marketing, Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, and President of CSX’s bulk transloading business TRANSFLO. Dean’s industry service also includes board of director appointments to various transportation associations.

A New York native and Florida State University graduate, Piacente holds executive education credentials from Harvard Business School and Columbia University.

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