Thursday, September 03, 2009

BNSF appoints two to vice president slots

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BNSF said Thursday Paul Bischler has been named vice president and chief sourcing officer, responsible for BNSF Railway Co.’s sourcing efforts, effective Oct. 1. He will report to Carl Ice, executive vice president and chief operations officer. Bischler succeeds Dennis Johnson, who will leave the company on Sept. 30. 

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Julie Piggott, previously vice president finance and treasurer, will succeed Bischler and assume the role of vice president planning & studies and controller. She will report to Tom Hund, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Piggott will also have this position for BNSF.
 
Before being named to his present position, Bischler served as vice president and controller since June 2006. He joined BNSF in 1997 and has held a number of positions in Finance, supporting both the Operations and Marketing departments. Prior to joining BNSF, he was with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.

Piggott has served as vice president finance since June 2006 and was named vice president finance and treasurer in 2009. She joined BNSF in 1991 and has held various positions at BNSF, including: assistant vice president, Strategic and Financial Analysis; assistant vice president, Expedited Services, Consumer Products Marketing; and assistant vice president and assistant controller. Prior to joining BNSF, she was with the accounting firm of Ernst & Youngand Corporate BancServices.