As part of the Canadian National corporate restructuring to integrate Illinois Central, announced on April 14 (p261), President & Chief Executive Officer Paul M Tellier has named Michael Sabia as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer and E Hunter Harrison as Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. Senior Vice-President, Network Operations, Jack McBain will head the new network operations centre in Edmonton, whilst Jim Foote becomes Senior Vice-President, Marketing. Senior Vice-President Keith Heller will head CN’s new Eastern Canada division, with Vice-Presidents in charge of the other four divisions: Peter Marshall (Prairie); David Edison (Pacific); Ed Harris (Midwest) and Terry McManaman (Gulf).

V I Ilyin has been appointed First Vice Minister and G B Akimov Director, Electrification & Power Supply, for the Russian Ministry of Railways. Gennadi M Fadeyev has been appointed President of Moscow Railway, succeeding I L Paristy. V L Belozyorov has been named Vice President of the October Railway.

A N Bolotski, N M Ustimenko and A D Rusak have been named Vice Presidents of the Russian Railways’ Volga, Sverdlovsk and West Siberian railways respectively.

Dr Frank Wilting has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of Procurement for DB Cargo. Dr Dieter Lindenblatt has moved from Thyssen Krupp Stahl to DB Cargo as Head of Marketing & Sales.Jacques Couvert has succeeded Thierry Mignauw as Director of Operations at SNCF.

Thomas K Conner has become Executive Officer, Operations, for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

John D McPherson will become Executive Vice-President, Rail Operations, at Florida East Coast Industries and Chief Operating Officer of FEC Railway on July 1. He was President & Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Central.

Michael T Burns has been appointed General Manager of San Francisco’s Public Transportation Dept, which oversees the Municipal Railway. He is succeeded as Chief Operations Officer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) by Pat Nowakowski.

Bert Van Dijk has become Executive Vice President, Marketing & Service, for Adtranz.

Rick T Cecil has been named President & Chief Operating Officer of StatesRail LLC and StatesRail Inc.

Euan Cameron has been named Managing Director of Britain’s West Anglia Great Northern Railway.

Michael Grant has been appointed Director of Passenger Rail Franchising in Britain.

Vojtech Stefan Kobetic has become General Inspector of Slovak Republic Railways.

Muhammad Aslam has taken over as General Manager of Pakistan Railways.

Anders Gylder has been named Head of SJ Resor in Sweden.

David Quarmby has been named Chairman of London’s Docklands Light Railway Ltd.

Ludwig Scheidegger has been appointed Head of Siemens Schweiz Verkehrstechnik.

David Bayliss has joined consultants Halcrow Fox as Director; he was Director of Planning at London Transport.

Vic Stevens has been appointed Managing Director of Maunsell Rail, replacing Robert Chaning Pearce.

Paul J Burton has been named Vice President & General Manager of Motive Power Industries’ subsidiary Engine Systems Co. Kazimierz Przybyla becomes Vice President, European Operations, at Motive Power Industries.