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3/25/2011



Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad

UP wins GM's 'supplier of the year' award; KCS promotes Songer to AVP post


General Motors recently presented Union Pacific Railroad a 2010 Supplier of the Year award — the only railroad to attain the honor, according to UP.

The automaker recognized the Class I for outstanding parts and vehicle transportation performance in all four key criteria: technology, quality, launch support and total enterprise costs.

“A dedicated team effort, focused on delivering value through responsiveness and exceptional service, made earning this award possible,” said Julie Krehbiel, UP’s vice president and general manager-automotive, in a prepared statement.

Meanwhile, Kansas City Southern promoted Jeff Songer from general director to assistant vice president of planning and administration for the engineering department. He reports to KCS Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer John Jacobsen.

Songer joined Kansas City Southern Railway Co. in 2005. He previously spent 12 years in the construction and finance industries.


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