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11/18/2003



Rail News: BNSF Railway

BNSF reorganizes mechanical department


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In an effort to align mechanical functions more closely with other field operations, Burlington Northern Santa Fe has reorganized its mechanical department.

BNSF recently created two new mechanical maintenance zones and realigned existing zones. All nine of the Class I's zones were grouped into north, central and south regions. Each mechanical zone is responsible for locomotive and freight car servicing and repair operations in a specific geographic area aligned with one or two of BNSF's operating divisions.

"We made these changes to provide further support for the creation and expansion of high-performing teams in the operations department," said Craig Hill, vice president mechanical and value engineering, in the Nov. 17 edition of BNSF Today, the railroad's online news service for employees.

The reorganization also included some reshuffling on the personnel front:

• Tom Moschetti was promoted to assistant vice president and chief mechanical officer (CMO), North. He is responsible for Zones 1 and 2, and the zones' shops. Moschetti previously served as superintendent of BNSF's Argentine (Kan.) Locomotive Maintenance and Inspection Terminal (LMIT). Dennis Bossolonno was named superintendent, Argentine LMIT, succeeding Moschetti.

• Warren Cross was named assistant vice president and CMO, Central. He previously served as assistant vice president and chief mechanical officer, North. He is responsible for Zones 7, 8 and 9, and the zones' shops.

• B.J. Ryan continues as assistant vice president and CMO, South. He is responsible for Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6, and the zones' shops.

Leading the zones are:

• Zone 1: Rick Collins continues as superintendent field operations with headquarters in Seattle.

• Zone 2: Rick Galvin was promoted to superintendent field operations with headquarters in Minneapolis. He previously was general foreman in Chicago.

• Zone 3: Bill Martin continues as superintendent field operations with headquarters in Chicago.

• Zone 4: Juan Pereira was promoted to superintendent field operations with headquarters in Kansas City, Kan. He previously served as director field operations in Fort Worth, Texas.

• Zone 5: Gary Allison was promoted to superintendent field operations with headquarters in Belen, N.M., succeeding Blair Wallace, who plans to retire Dec. 16. Allison previously served as general foreman in Tulsa, Okla.

• Zone 6: Julian Sanchez continues as superintendent field operations with headquarters in Los Angeles.

• Zone 7: Terry Melius continues as superintendent field operations with headquarters in Fort Worth.

• Zone 8: Bill Fleck was promoted to superintendent field operations with headquarters in Springfield, Mo. He previously was general foreman in Kansas City, Kan.

• Zone 9: Tim Crilly continues as superintendent field operations with headquarters in Alliance, Neb.









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