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UP reassigns four executives

Union Pacific Railroad has named Dennis Duffy vice chairman-operations, effective Jan. 1. Currently executive vice president of operations, he will continue to serve as the Class I’s senior operations exec.

Since joining UP in 1973, Duffy has held a number of key positions in the finance, marketing and sales, and operations departments.

UP also named Lance Fritz VP of operations, effective Jan. 1 Currently VP of labor relations, he will report to Duffy. Fritz joined the railroad in 2000 as VP of energy. He later served as regional VP of operations in two of the railroad’s three operating regions.

In addition, UP named William (Rick) Turner VP of labor relations to succeed Fritz and Robert Grimaila, VP of safety, security and environment, effective Jan. 1.

Most recently assistant VP of labor relations, Turner previously held various operating and marketing/sales positions. Most recently senior assistant VP of safety, security and environment, Grimaila previously served in a number of operating positions.

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