Who We Are
Dan Penovich
President
Dan Penovich
President

Dan has more than 30 years of experience leading teams in the railcar industry and has long-standing relationships with many of our valued clients. He previously served as Vice President Sales & Marketing at Mitsui Rail Capital, Vice President/Executive Director at GATX, leading sales activities and business development, and has also held sales positions at Union Tank Car Company and North American Car Company.

Kazuhiro (Kane) Nagoya
Executive Director
Kazuhiro (Kane) Nagoya
Executive Director

Nagoya has over 25 years of experience in the Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Corporate Planning departments of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and one of its subsidiaries in the United States. He is responsible for executive oversight of Mitsui Rail Capital and its strategic alignment with Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Masami Shiobara
Executive Director
Masami Shiobara
Executive Director

Shiobara has over 20 years of experience in various positions with JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. He is responsible for executive oversight of Mitsui Rail Capital and its strategic alignment with JA Mitsui Leasing. Shiobara has been involved with the leasing business for more than 20 years.

Robin Andersen
VP of Operations
Robin Andersen
VP of Operations

Robin is responsible for fleet operations, mechanical/logistics services and all mechanical management services. He also serves on Mitsui Rail Capital’s management team. Robin has over 20 years of experience in railcar maintenance and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Kevin Cook
VP of Sales, Marketing & Business Development
Kevin Cook
VP of Sales, Marketing & Business Development

Prior to joining our team, Cook spent nearly two decades at Midland Manufacturing, a producer of railroad tank car safety valves and equipment. He served as General Manager while at Midland, introducing several innovative products to grow revenue internationally. He also helped establish new standards that significantly improved the safety of transporting hazardous chemicals by rail.

Maria Lopez
Manager, Commercial Operations & Customer Service
Maria Lopez
Manager, Commercial Operations & Customer Service

Maria has nearly a decade of experience in the railcar leasing industry. She began her career at GE Capital Railcar and has also worked for Electro Motive Diesel in the aftermarket parts division. Maria has an extensive customer service, fleet management and project management background. She leads the Commercial Operations and Customer Service departments at Mitsui Rail Capital.

Erica Ray
Director of Sales & Marketing
Erica Ray
Director of Sales & Marketing

Erica leads the sales and marketing activities in the Northeast and Midwest (United States) and Canada. With 10 years of experience in the Accounting, Engineering and Sales & Marketing departments with Norfolk Southern Railway, Erica has worked on high-profile projects such as PTC and Marcellus Utica Shale developments.

Jason Lutz
Senior Director of Sales & Marketing
Jason Lutz
Senior Director of Sales & Marketing

Jason leads the sales and marketing activities in the Gulf Coast. Jason brings over 20 years of industrial sales and marketing experience and has been in the rail industry since 2009.

What We Believe In

ACCURACY

INTEGRITY

TRANSPARENCY

RESPECT

Managing railroad rolling stock is a complex business and requires extensive administrative, maintenance, regulatory and procedural expertise.

At Mitsui Rail Capital, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built for handling these complexities with integrity and respect toward our clients – giving accurate and transparent information in a timely fashion.

Why We Care

Since 1996, we’ve believed in treating our clients – and our employees – the right way. That’s how we develop relationships that keep us performing at a high level and exceed expectations for our customers and stakeholders.

Rail shipping is a staple of American business. There are countless parties involved with maintaining a healthy economy and we believe we play an important role: keep your business humming by providing diverse railcar options, flexible financial options and a comprehensive understanding of your needs. We’ll handle the rail shipping aspects of your business – and keep you moving.

How We Help the Environment

As environmental standards and fuel costs have increased, rail transportation has become a more important part of today’s supply chain. Rail transportation is now the obvious environmentally responsible choice.

A gallon of diesel fuel moves one ton of freight an average of 406 miles by rail – three times more fuel-efficient than trucks. That means less costs, greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.

Moving more freight by rail also reduces traffic congestion, improving air quality and automobile fuel efficiency. For example, a single intermodal train can take 280 trucks (equal to 1,100 cars) off congested highways. Trains carrying other types of freight can take up to 500 trucks off the road. It’s estimated that switching 85% of long-haul trucking to rail could reduce U.S. oil consumption by almost 12% and total U.S. emissions by about 4%.