Todd Wimmer Named General Superintendent - Transportation Services of Union Pacific's Portland Service Unit

Omaha, Neb., August 5, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad has named Todd Wimmer general superintendent – transportation services of its Portland Service Unit. The appointment is effective immediately.

Wimmer replaces Ken Hunt who was promoted to assistant vice president – operations in Los Angeles.

As general superintendent – transportation services, Wimmer, 33, is responsible for the safe operation of an average of 90 trains a day over nearly 1,500 miles of track in Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho and northern California.

Wimmer started his railroad career in 1991 with Union Pacific’s engineering department. He held several positions in the engineering department including manager – special projects and director – track maintenance. Prior to being named general superintendent – transportation services of the Portland Service Unit, Wimmer held the position of superintendent – transportation services in Wichita.

Wimmer graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.

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