November 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
Gary Conner

Check-in begins at 11:30 am and luncheons commence promptly at 12:00 pm

Price of Admission: $40.00 per person (note that seats are reserved by paying in advance).

Maggiano’s “Little Italy” restaurant is located at 2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX between San Felipe and Westheimer, parking is free, phone number(713) 961-2700.

Please pay in advance online. Paying in advance allows luncheon organizers to plan intelligently so all attendees can enjoy a smooth and speedy check-in at the luncheon.

Non-Members are Welcome, too… Non-members click here to contact HTPA to reserve luncheon seats in advance.

At this meeting, we will be privileged to hear from Rafael Mercado.

Rafa Mercado is Assistant Vice President Sales and Marketing Intermodal International for Kansas City Southern Railway Co. Based in Houston, TX; he is responsible for the Intermodal International Sales for KCS and KCSM. Prior to joining Kansas City Southern in 2008, Rafa spent 5 years working for GE Capital Rail Services offering diverse leasing options to Class I Railroads and other transportation companies for intermodal and rail equipment.

He began his career with GATX (Rail equipment leasing) in 1995 as Sales Operations and move up to Sales Manager, he left GATX in 2000 and joint Progress Rail Services were he was the General Director for Mexico.  He was then transfer to Houston, TX in 2003.

Mr. Mercado graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering.