Spring, Texas, February 02, 2011 – Union Pacific Railroad has announced the following appointments, effective February 1.
Brian McGavock has been appointed general superintendent - Harriman Dispatching Center, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He succeeds Mark Payne, who is retiring after 32 years of service. In his new role, McGavock is responsible for train dispatching over Union Pacific's 5,500-mile Southern Region in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. McGavock joined Union Pacific in 1998. He has held operating positions in Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois and Louisiana; most recently serving as general superintendent - transportation services for the Houston Service Unit. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University.
Tom Lischer replaces McGavock as general superintendent – transportation services for Houston Service Unit. He is responsible for safe operations over 1,700 miles of track. Lischer started his railroad career with Union Pacific in 1995 as a trainee in Union Pacific's National Customer Service Center in St. Louis. In addition to marketing and sales, Lischer held numerous positions in the Operating Department in Omaha, Chicago, Wisconsin, and Iowa; most recently acting as superintendent transportation services for the Utah Service Unit. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.