Armando is currently a VP and Unit Leader within Savage’s Infrastructure Sector.
Since joining Savage in 2018, Armando has led a rebuild of the company’s Industrial Rail Unit. Savage is now positioned as an industry leader in safety (lowest OSHA TRIR among mid-large rail organizations), while simultaneously growing the Industrial Rail Business Unit over 200 percent. In 2021, Savage completed nine new Industrial Rail start-ups, including the Savage Gulf Rail facility at Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, Savage Railport – Southern Idaho (Idaho’s fist inland port & intermodal ramp), Savage’s multi-commodity transload terminal in Tooele, Utah, and Savage’s Northern California renewable fuels terminal.
Armando’s team primarily focuses on working with trusted partners to optimize supply chain needs. This increasingly has become designing, building, financing, operating, and maintaining strategic assets.
Prior to Savage, Armando worked for 12 years at Union Pacific Railroad in multiple leadership roles, lastly as the Sr. Director of Transportation Services for the Rocky Mountain Service Unit. In that role, he was responsible for all transportation planning, rail operations, crew resources, P&L, capital improvement projects, and customer solutions across Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, and western Wyoming.
Through this experience, Armando has established himself as one of Utah’s leading supply chain and railroad experts.
Armando and his wife Jayne live in Salt Lake City with their two daughters. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from California State University Fullerton, where he was a member of the varsity track and field team. Armando also has an Executive MBA from the University of Utah.