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STB appoints seven new members to railroad-shipper advisory council


Yesterday, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced seven new appointees for its 15-member Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC), which serves as a forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to rail shippers and railroads.

The new members, who will serve three-year terms, are:
• Robin Burns, vice president-supply chain, Occidental Chemical Corp.;
• Jerry Cope, VP for marketing, Dakota Mill and Grain;
• George Duggan, VP of coal marketing group, BNSF Railway Co.;
• Tom Giovinazzi, manager of rail services, Holcim (US) Inc.;
• Eric Jakubowski, director of network strategy, CN;
• John McCreavy, director of business development, SMS Rail Services Inc.; and
• Shelley Sahling-Zart, general counsel, Lincoln Electric System.

The U.S. transportation secretary and three STB members serve as ex officio members of RSTAC, which was established in 1995 to provide advice on regulatory, policy and legislative matters. The council is chaired by Reilly McCarren, chairman of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad; Bruce Ridley, VP of environmental, health and safety and operations for Packaging Corp. of America, is vice chairman.

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