Dean Wise is joining BNSF as vice president, Network Strategy, effective Feb. 1, and will report directly to Matt Rose, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Wise will also serve as a member of the Executive Team. He will, over the next few months, assume the responsibilities of Pete Rickershauser, who will retire April 30. Those responsibilities include directing the railroad's Haulage Management, Interline Management, Network Strategy Development, Public-Private Partnerships and Short Line Business Development.
Wise earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and a master's degree from Harvard and has most recently been a partner of Norbridge Inc., a recognized consultant in the freight, transport and logistics industry.