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Optym announces Andrew Siesenop as rail and mining Chief Commercial Officer

Optym announced industry veteran Andrew Siesenop as Chief Commercial Officer for the rail and mining business unit as Optym’s rail software matures and focus turns to business development.

Dallas, TX, June 29, 2022 – Optym, the leader in transportation optimization, announced industry veteran Andrew Siesenop as Chief Commercial Officer for the rail and mining business unit. This hire comes as Optym’s rail optimization software matures and the company turns its focus to business development.

“Optym’s unique products solve real challenges across the transportation industry,” Siesenop said. “I look forward to sharing Optym’s solutions and leading the rail and mining industry forward.”

As a former part of the commercial team at Wabtec/GE Transportation, Siesenop helped grow their digital optimization business. Prior to Wabtec, he spent 20 years at Norfolk Southern in various operational roles, eventually leading the design and implementation of their rail movement planner. In his new role, Siesenop will lead Optym’s commercialization efforts of rail and mining products.

“As Optym’s rail and mining products are maturing, we have started to focus on sales, marketing, and business development through strategic partnerships,” Optym’s Founder & CEO Ravi Ahuja said. “Andrew has vast experience in this space, both operationally and commercially, and is well connected with companies in Americas, Europe, and Australia. I am confident that under his leadership Optym will become the leading provider of optimization solutions for railroad and mining companies worldwide.”

About Optym

Founded in 2000, Optym is making the world more efficient through optimization. Optym’s software solutions determine the best decisions for complex optimization problems encountered in different industries, including airlines, railroad, trucking, mining and more. Optym builds mathematical models for solving complex business problems that enumerate and evaluate millions of possible decisions to find the optimal decisions. For more information about Optym, go to

About RailSuite

RailSuite by Optym is a portfolio of rail network optimization and management solutions designed specifically to solve the unique challenges faced by rail supply chain operations. The culmination of over 20 years of problem-solving for the world’s leading brands, RailSuite combines deep industry knowledge with optimization intelligence (OI) to solve some of the biggest challenges facing freight and transit rail providers today. For more information about RailSuite, go to

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