Union Pacific Announces Management Changes in Operations and Track Engineering
Omaha, Neb., March 30, 2006 Union Pacific Railroad today announced several management changes in its operations and track engineering departments. The appointments are effective April 1.
In the operations department, Byron Schroeder has been appointed superintendent – network operations. Schroeder is responsible for the coordination of train operations across the system while maintaining critical resource balance and improving the consistency and reliability of service for customers.
Greg Garrison is appointed general superintendent – Harriman Dispatching Center (HDC) West, replacing Schroeder.
Garrison will be responsible for the movement of an average 230 trains operating daily over Union Pacific's more than 10,000-mile Western Region in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Rod Richardson has been promoted to replace Garrison as general superintendent – HDC Central. Prior to his promotion, Richardson was superintendent Twin Cities Service Unit headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
As general superintendent – HDC Central, Richardson is responsible for the movement of more than 250 trains operating daily over Union Pacific's 6,600-mile Central Region in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Kansas.
Lance Hardisty has been promoted to replace Richardson as superintendent in St. Paul. As superintendent of transportation services of the Twin Cities Service Unit, Hardisty is responsible for the safe operation of an average 35 trains a day over 1,700 miles of track in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Prior to his promotion to superintendent, Hardisty was transportation superintendent at Union Pacific’s Spring, Texas, Dispatching Center.
Monty Whatley has been promoted to general superintendent – transportation services in North Little Rock, Ark., replacing Jeff Crandall, who has left the company. Whatley is responsible for the safe operation of an average 120 trains a day over 1,900 miles of track across Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas. Whatley had been superintendent – transportation services Livonia Service Unit headquartered in Livonia, La.
Replacing Whatley is Marc Syring. Syring has been promoted to superintendent – transportation services at Livonia after serving as director – transportation services for the St. Louis Service Unit for the last several years.
As superintendent of the Livonia Service Unit, Syring is responsible for the safe operation of an average 40 trains a day over 800 miles of track across Louisiana and Texas.
In the engineering department, Dave Connell has been promoted to assistant vice president – construction, replacing Darrel Deterding who has retired after a 33-year career. In his new position, Connell is responsible for the coordination of Union Pacific’s track, bridge and facility construction projects.
Bill Roe has been promoted to chief engineer – Central Region, replacing Connell. Roe is responsible for the coordination of track maintenance and construction projects on Union Pacific's 6,600-mile Central Region in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Kansas.
Brennan Banion succeeds Roe and has been appointed general director – engineering technology. Banion is responsible for the development and implementation of new technology associated with track and supporting structures.
Jobs at Union Pacific
Currently, Union Pacific has job openings at many locations throughout its 23-state operating system. Opportunities are available in train service, skilled disciplines (e.g., diesel mechanics and electricians) and management. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.up.com and click on "Jobs at UP."
About Union Pacific
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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