Pascal Tomasso and Jacques Damas have joined Eurostar Group to fill two new Executive Director positions, respectively Sales & Marketing and Operations. Maurits Kalff has been appointed Director of Customer Services, in place of Edward Bell.

Head of SNCF’s Marseille region Pierre Izard has been appointed Director of Human Resources at SNCF headquarters and a member of the executive committee, in succession to Pierre Vieu who becomes President of Société Nationale Corse-Méditérranée. Gilles Cartier, currently Director of TGV Méditérranée, moves to Marseille as Regional Director.

Eurotunnel’s retiring Group Managing Director Georges-Christian Chazot is to be succeeded by Philippe Lazare, Managing Director of Lucien Barrière hotels.

Debbie Ellis, formerly with British Airways, has joined Prism Rail as General Manager of Stansted Express (p645).

Joni Earl has been named Chief Operating Officer of Seattle’s Sound Transit.

Adtranz Chief Executive Rolf Eckrodt has been named as Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors following an alliance between DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi.

Spain’s Ministry of Development has a new Director General of Rail Transport, Manuel Niño, who was formerly Deputy Director of Rail Infrastructure Projects.

Andrea Migliuolo has stepped down as Chief Operating Officer of FS Cargo SpA, and is succeeded by Pietro Vicino as Director General, while Zeno Baggio becomes Marketing & Sales Director.

Roger Pettit has joined Freightliner’s Heavy Haul division as General Manager Coal.

Deputy Director Joseph Giuletti has been named Executive Director of Florida’s Tri-Rail, in succession to Linda Bohlinger.

CSX Transportation has named Gerald D Siers as Chief Mechanical Officer, Locomotives, to succeed Michael Wall, who becomes Vice President, Mechanical Operations.

Dominique Trochard has joined French logistics company Sernam as Secretary General.

Dr Karlheinz Bozem, Hans-Jürgen Arndt and Günter Dankel have stepped down from the board of DEG-Verkehrs GmbH. Jean-Michel Herrewyn joins the remaining members Antoine Frérot, François Peter, Antoine Hurel, and Patrice Fonlladosa.

Formerly Senior Vice President Operations with CSX Transportation, Gary M Spiegel has joined regional and short line group RailAmerica Inc as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Guillermo Crespo has taken over as President of Buenos Aires provincial passenger operator Uepfp in place of Ricardo Rapetti.

PATCO General Manager Robert Schwab is to join consultants LTK Engineering Services; Joyce Gallagher is stepping down as Director of Operations & Planning.

Peter Sklannik Jr, Director of Market Development at Long Island Rail Road, has moved to Virginia Railway Express as Director of Operations.

Eckehard Scheunemann has taken over as Head of DB’s Minden Research & Technology Centre (FTZ) following the retirement of Klaus Egelkraut.

Ivan Ivanov has stepped down as Chairman of the Bulgarian State Railways board.

Vince O’Rourke is to step down as Chief Executive of Queensland Railways at the end of the year.

Britain’s Railway Forum has elected Dr Keith Lloyd as Chairman for 2000-01, succeeding Prof Brian Mellitt.