American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

IL: Joseph Santamaria Named AREMA Governor

The Governance Nominating Committee, chaired by past President James N. Carter, Jr., has completed its task and the following nominee has been officially elected. Joseph M. Santamaria will assume his board of governor’s position at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago.

Santamaria has been in the railroad industry since 1977.  From 1977 through 1990 he held various positions at Conrail.  Santamaria joined Union Pacific in 1990 and has held a number of positions including director of locomotive shops, general director of locomotive maintenance; chief mechanical officer, vice president - central and south regions, and vice president of transportation.  Since 2012, Santamaria has been in his current position at Union Pacific as vice president – engineering.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Degree from Union College. 

He has been elected to a three-year term on the board of governors