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BNSF Railway EVP Operations Chief Greg Fox to retire

[ June 22, 2016   //   ]

Greg Fox, executive vice president, Operations, plans to retire after more than 30 years with the railroad. Fox has served in that role since November 2010.

Succeeding Fox as executive vice president, Operations, will be Dave Freeman effective June 1. Freeman will oversee the entire Operations organization, including Engineering, Environmental, Mechanical, Operations Support, Transportation, Safety and Training, Service Design, and Resource Protection.

Fox plans to remain with BNSF through August to ensure a smooth transition.

Fox began his railroad career in 1984 as a corporate management trainee in Fort Worth. He held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in Operations, Finance, Strategic Planning and Information Technology. Following the BNSF merger, Fox was promoted to assistant vice president in Information Systems in 1996 and played a key role in the implementation of BNSF’s Transportation Support System. He was named vice president, eBusiness, in October 1999. He was promoted to vice president, Technology Services, and chief information officer and served in that role from April 2001 to September 2002.

Prior to his new role, Freeman served as senior vice president, Transportation, since April 2014. Prior to assuming that role, Freeman served as vice president, Transportation, and vice president, Engineering. Freeman will report to president and CEO Carl Ice and will join BNSF’s Executive Team.

Freeman began his career with BNSF in 2001 as assistant vice president, Fort Worth Service Region. He subsequently served as general manager, Gulf Division; general superintendent, Transportation; and assistant vice president, Intermodal and Automotive Operations. He was named assistant vice president and chief engineer, South Engineering Operations, in 2004 and was promoted to regional vice president, North Operations, in June 2006.

Freeman has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University.

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