Now that BNSF Railway Co. Executive Chairman Matt Rose will deliver an address at RailTrends, which will be held Nov. 20-21 at the W New York in New York City, executives from all seven Class Is are on the speaker roster at our annual summit, as noted in my September issue column. Representing the other six: Canadian Pacific President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel, this year's winner of the Progressive Railroading "Railroad Innovator Award" (Matt Rose received it in 2010); CN Executive Vice President and COO Jim Vena; CSX Corp. VP and Chief Transportation Officer Cindy Sanborn; Kansas City Southern EVP of Sales and Marketing Patrick Ottensmeyer; Norfolk Southern EVP of Planning and Chief Information Officer Deb Butler; and Union Pacific Railroad VP and General Manager of Industrial Products Brad Thrasher. Of course, the event program includes movers, shakers and thought leaders from other realms, as well. For details and to register, visit RailTrends.com.
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