Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butler succeeds Koraleski at UP

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Union Pacific directors have named Eric L. Butler executive vice president, Marketing and Sales, succeeding Jack Koraleski, who is serving as acting president and CEO while Chairman Jim Young is on medical leave.

Butler has been with the railroad 25 years, serving most recently as vice president and general manager, Industrial Products. He previously held leadership roles in the Supply, Finance, and Human Resource departments.

"Eric has vast knowledge of our operations and customers' needs," Koraleski said. "We finished last year with the best customer satisfaction results in the company's 150-year history. I am extremely confident in Eric's ability to lead our Marketing and Sales team to continue our record-setting performance for customer satisfaction and service while helping us reach our safety and productivity goals, as well."

Union Pacific promoted Bradley A. Thrasher to vice president and general Manager, Industrial Products, succeeding Butler. He was formerly assistant vice president and general manager, Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS).

Kate M. Betsworth was appointed assistant vice president and general Manager, UPDS. She was most recently assistant vice president, Industrial Products.