Union Pacific Names Kate Betsworth Vice President - Intermodal Operations
David Giandinoto to lead Union Pacific Distribution Services; Neil Scott to lead Chicago Service Unit; John Turner to lead Utah Service Unit
Omaha, Neb., February 12, 2013 Union Pacific Railroad has named Kate Betsworth vice president - Intermodal Operations, David Giandinoto assistant vice president and general manager - Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS), Neil Scott general superintendent transportation services - Chicago Service Unit, and John Turner general superintendent transportation services - Utah Service Unit.
Betsworth will direct Union Pacific's intermodal facilities and network operations, responsible for meeting customer service requirements for this growing business segment. The railroad operates 34 intermodal facilities across its 32,000-mile network. Betsworth has more than 18 years' experience with Union Pacific and most recently served as assistant vice president and general manager - UPDS. She earned her degree in business administration from Iowa State University. Betsworth replaces Barry Michaels, who left the company to pursue other interests.
Giandinoto will lead UPDS, succeeding Betsworth. UPDS is a Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary that designs and executes rail-based logistics programs. An 18-year Union Pacific veteran, he held a variety of management positions in the company's operations and marketing and sales departments. He most recently served as general superintendent transportation services - Chicago Service Unit. Giandinoto earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nebraska.
Scott succeeds Giandinoto to lead the railroad's Chicago Service Unit, assuming responsibility for leading safety and transportation operations across 1,000 miles of track in Illinois and Wisconsin. He has 19 years' experience at the railroad and most recently led the company's Utah Service Unit. Scott earned his business management degree from the University of Phoenix.
Turner succeeds Scott at Union Pacific's Utah Service Unit, where he assumes responsibility for 1,900 miles of track in Utah, Nevada and Colorado. He is a 14-year Union Pacific veteran and most recently was director transportation services - Portland Service Unit. Turner earned a degree in transportation from Iowa State University.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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