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April 2007



Rail News: People

People in the News




KCS promotions



  • Kansas City Southern promoted Steve Evans to assistant vice president sales and marketing for the U.S. carload business unit; Matthew Franko, to AVP sales and marketing of the international agriculture and minerals business unit; Douglas Banks, to AVP facilities and heritage operations for the U.S. and Mexico; and J.A. Rawls, to AVP police and freight claims prevention.

More from freight roads



  • Canadian Pacific Railway announced EVP of Operations Neal Foot will retire, effective July 1. Foot’s career has spanned more than 35 years, and included a range of operating and executive positions.
  • The Fort Worth & Western Railroad named Steven George president; and Vernon Colbert, VP and chief operating officer. ... The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co. named Jim Roots general manager.
  • CSX Transportation named Lisa Mancini VP-strategic infrastructure initiatives.

In transit



  • Paul Wiedefeld and Kathryn Waters have been appointed administrator and deputy administrator for operations, respectively, for the Maryland Transit Administration.

Federal appointment



  • Surface Transportation Board Commissioner Francis Mulvey named Jamie Rennert to serve as his chief of staff.

Supply side



  • A&K Railroad Materials Inc. named Morris Kulmer board vice chairman; and Rhonda Nicoloff, president. ... GE Equipment Services, Rail Services named Nick Tupper VP of sales.
  • Transportation Products Sales Co. named Mark Kramer VP of business development. ... Parsons Brinckerhoff named former MTA New York City Transit President Lawrence Reuter senior VP.







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