Union Pacific's Ken Hunt heads to California
Union Pacific Railroad has made Ken Hunt its new assistant vice-president for operations for Los Angeles CA (USA) and the southwestern part of the western region. In this role, Hunt is responsible for the safe operation of an average of 130 trains a day over nearly 3,000 miles of track in southern California, the southern tip of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. He is also in charge of coordinating intermodal, auto and manifest train operations in and out of Southern California.
Hunt began his railroad career with the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1981 as a management trainee in engineering. Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific merged in 1982. Hunt moved into the railroad's operating department in 1991 and most recently served as general superintendent of transportation services in Portland OR (USA). (elg)