Matt Artz has responsibility for all commercial and operational facets associated with US Silica’s roughly 8,000 covered hopper fleet and US Silica’s 80,000+ annual shipments. Prior to assuming his current role over the rail organization in February 2018, Artz joined US Silica in 2016 as a Rail Strategy Manager with the primary focus to reduce the company’s $230 MM rail spend. By leveraging expansion projects and exclusivity packages, he was able to save the company $8.1MM in 2017.
Prior to joining US Silica, Artz worked at Union Pacific Railroad for 6 years in multiple marketing and sales roles covering the Chemical, Industrial Products and Agricultural industries. Matt is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he received an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.