In marketing and sales, Jason Hess now leads the agricultural products team as vice president and general manager, succeeding Paul Hammes who retired after 10 years with UP. Most recently, Hess was vice president of the National Customer Service Center. Kate Betsworth succeeds Hess as vice president of the National Customer Service Center. Most recently, she was vice president of intermodal operations.
Also in marketing and sales, Kari Kirchhoefer now leads UP subsidiary Streamline as president, succeeding Tom Brown who retired after four decades in the rail and transportation industry. Kenny Rocker is now assistant vice president of chemicals, succeeding Jon Panzer who was appointed vice president of planning and analysis. Michelle Gerhardt succeeds Rocker as assistant vice president of industrial products marketing. Additionally, Mike Parker is now general manager of UP Distribution Services, succeeding David Giandinoto who was appointed assistant vice president of operations for the Northern Region.
In operations, Ed Weber now leads the Network Planning and Operations team as vice president, succeeding Cameron Scott who recently was named executive vice president of operations. Paul Borseth succeeds Betsworth as vice president of intermodal operations. David Connell is now vice president of engineering alongside Joe Santamaria. Greg Garrison succeeds Connell as regional vice president of transportation for the Northern Region.
Also in operations, Brian McGavock succeeds Garrison as assistant vice president of operations for the Southern Region and Tom Lischer succeeds McGavock as assistant vice president of locomotive distribution and network operations at the Harriman Dispatching Center. Jack Huddleston succeeds Lischer as general superintendent of transportation services for the Houston Service Unit. James Rawlinson is now general superintendent of Transportation Services for the Roseville Service Unit, succeeding Huddleston and David Giandinoto is now assistant vice president of operations for the Northern Region.
In finance, Jon Panzer is now vice president of planning and analysis, succeeding Ed Weber who was appointed vice president of network planning and operations. Mike Staffenbeal is now assistant vice president of investor relations, succeeding Michelle Gerhardt. Jim Lusk is now assistant vice president of insurance, succeeding Warren Beach who is retiring.