Russ Bernhardt

Senior Consultant

Chemicals | Rail | Marine

Russ has over 30 years of broad business experience with a focus on logistics and supply chain strategy and performance. His primary focus has been on U.S. rail freight negotiations, distribution strategy, manufacturing/packaging site evaluations, and benchmarking.

In his career, he held commercial and strategic responsibility for rail operations, including rail freight negotiations and railcar sourcing. Russ implemented metrics to track progress and identify new opportunities and streamlined contract language and payment processes. He also supported federal regulation advocacy on rail issues.

His expertise includes the strategic sourcing of transportation services including bulk liquid terminals, intermodal facilities, and global container services, and management of transportation for bulk liquids, plastics, and packaged goods. (NAFTA and US Export).


  • Commercial Manager-Rail, Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager – Logistics, Celanese
  • Supply Chain Analyst, Celanese