Watco names GMs to GRNW and Wallula Switching

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Watco has installed two to general manager positions at Great Northwest Railroad (GRNW) and the company's Wallula switching site. Stacy Grant has accepted the position of general manager for the GRMW. Grant will be responsible for supervising daily operations, specifically focusing on improving productivity, efficiency and safety. He has been with Watco Transportation Services since September of 2004 when he began working as a conductor for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad (PCC). He then served as a trainmaster on the GRNW before being named assistant general manager of the GRNW and the PCC. Travis Chamberlain has accepted the position of general manager for the Wallula switching site. Chamberlain will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the site and will report directly to the director of Switching Operations. His duties will be to coordinate efforts between all railroad departments and to achieve performance goals with optimum safety, economy, efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring profitability of all departments. Chamberlain previously worked in the paper industry at Boise for 11 years before joining the Watco Team in May of this year.

Categories: Safety/Training, Shortline/Regional, Yards & Terminals