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October 2006

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Class I appointments

Canadian Pacific Railway named Neal Foot executive vice president of operations; Brock Winter, senior VP of operations; and Judy Harrower, VP of bulk.

Union Pacific Railroad named Ed Sims VP-commercial strategy; Diane Duren, VP and general manager-chemicals; Paul Hammes, VP and GM-agricultural products; Bob Worrell, senior AVP-chemicals; Beth Whited, AVP and GM of Union Pacific Distribution Services; Sam Calabro, AVP automotive-General Motors; Thomas Gehl, senior AVP-marketing and sales operations; and Kenny Rocker, AVP automotive-Ford.

Kansas City Southern named David Reeves associate general counsel.

BNSF Railway Co. promoted Tom Packer to AVP of revenue management to succeed Dave Lamott, who is retiring; and Mark Ude, to AVP of corporate real estate to succeed Jim O’Neil, who also is retiring.

Newly created posts

Anacostia & Pacific Co. Inc. named Thomas Leopold director of safety, and operating procedures and evaluation.

The Intermodal Association of North America named Rip Watson director of communications and public relations.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency named Diana Hammons director of external affairs.


TTX Co. named Bruce Schinelli VP and chief information officer.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency appointed Jannet Thoms CIO, and director of technology and strategic business planning.

Supply side

Portec Rail Products Inc. named Richard Jarosinski president and CEO; and Kostas Papazoglou, EVP and COO.

Wabtec Corp. named R. Mark Cox VP of corporate development.

Southwest Signal Engineering Co. named Van Fayler manager of engineering for its Woodbury, Minn., operation, which Southwest Signal recently acquired from Superior Signal Design Inc.

Simmons Machine Tool Corp. named Michael Heffner operations manager.

Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. named Joe Carlin VP-international business. ... GE Equipment Services, Rail Services named Kareen Gray EVP-sales and service.

UNITRAC Railroad Materials Inc. named Phil Pietrandrea SVP of sales and marketing.


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