Patrick G. Dixon
Customer Experience Mgr.
– Branded Feed Products
Cargill, Inc.

Dixon will present how he has created a unique, customized Supply Chain for his Branded Feed Products Division which has crafted five, designed feed ingredient brands for the cattle, dairy, and aquaculture industries.
To ensure reliable delivery and quality, Dixon developed new methods of shipping. Focusing on the quality of the experience that produces real value for his customers, Dixon’s innovations include a closed-loop unit train system to ship products with a high moisture content in modified coal cars every day from the Midwest to the High Plains.
Cargill’s Branded Feed Products serves nearly 30% of all the cattle in the U.S. They process 340,000 bushels of corn a day shipping more than 3,000,000 tons of feed ingredients annually in the U.S. and to 17 countries.. As a result, they ship more than 3,000,000 tons of feed ingredients annually in the U.S. and to 17 countries globally.

Nate Asplund Photo - FEC Railway

Nate Asplund
President & CEO
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), a GMXT Co.(WCI)


Brandy Christian
Pres. & CEO, Port NOLA


John H. Miller
Group V.P. – Industrial Products
BNSF Railway


Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
Pres. & CEO
Kansas City Southern RR


Eugene D. Seroka
Exec. Dir.
Port LA


Mike Toohey
President & CEO
Waterways Council, Inc.

The 9th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit


Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago
Program starts promptly at 7:40 AM


Nate Asplund, President & CEO, Florida East Coast Railway

Brandy Christian, President & CEO, Port NOLA; CEO, NOPB Railroad

Patrick F. Dixon, Custmr. Exper. Mgr. – Branded Feed Products, Cargill, Inc.

Clayton K. Harris, III, Exec. Direc., IL Interntnl. Port District, Port Chicago

R. Christian Johnsen, Partner, Jones Walker, LLP

John H. Miller, Group V.P. – Industrial Products, BNSF Railway

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President & CEO, Kansas City Southern Railroad

Jennifer Schoper, V.P. – Gen. Mgr., Transportation Logistics, GE Transportation, a Wabtec company

Eugene D. Seroka, Executive Director, Port Los Angeles

Mike Toohey, President & CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.

John Vickerman, President & CEO, Vickerman & Associates


1. GE Transportation, a Wabtec company
2. Illinois Corn Growers Association

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago

Register Now. Only $390.

Keynote Experts from Rail (Class Ones, Regional, and Short Lines), Water (Blue and Brown), Intermodal, Logistics, D.C., and Shipping Sectors.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and a Reception

Although the Registration Fee is final, you are able to replace one name with another.

Please contact with name change.
The Union League Club has set aside a block of rooms for your convenience. To reserve a room, call 312-427-7800, ask for the hotel desk, mention the Rail Supply Chain Summit, and provide them with your credit card. Block closes on April 5, 2019.

For Sponsorship information, please contact: or call 312-750-9150.


500 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611

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