Monday, November 30, 2009

BNSF's Rose named Railroader of the Year

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Matthew K. Rose, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, has been named 2010 Railroader of the Year by Railway Age.

Matt Rose is Railway Age’s 47th Railroader of the Year. Modern Railroads magazine founded the award, one of the most prestigious in the railroad industry, in 1964 as the “Man of the Year.” Railway Age acquired Modern Railroads in 1991 and has presented the award annually since then. Rose will be honored on March 16, 2010, at Chicago’s Union League Club. He is the first BNSF recipient since 1996, when Santa Fe’s Robert D. Krebs and Burlington Northern’s Gerald Grinstein were selected for their role in bringing the two western Class I railroads together.

Railway Age will tell the story of Matt Rose and the remarkable organization he leads at BNSF with a cover story in the magazine’s January 2010 issue.

For more information, visit www.railwayage.com.

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