BNSF Chairman and CEO Matt Rose Tuesday said Carl Ice has been promoted to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations, marketing, and technology services.
Ice has served as BNSF executive vice president and chief operations officer since December 2000. Prior to this position, he served as senior vice president, operations, for The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company beginning in June 1999.
Said Rose, “I want to personally congratulate Carl on his well-earned promotion and recognize his many accomplishments and contributions to BNSF and the rail industry. Our alignment and teamwork have been a hallmark of BNSF’s success. This change marks the next step in our evolution and will put BNSF in a position to lead the rail industry through the next decade.”
Ice began his career in the railroad industry with Santa FeRailway in the industrial engineering department in 1979. He later held positions in operations, finance, and information systems. In 1992, Ice was named vice president, administration. He became vice president, carload business unit, in January 1994 and was named vice president, executive, in July of the same year. In January 1996, he was appointed vice president and chief mechanical officer. Ice became vice president, operations North, in January 1999 and was promoted to senior vice president, operations, in June 1999.