NS Hires New Network Planning VP

Norfolk Southern announced this week that Paul Duncan will become vice president of network planning and operations next month.

Duncan will succeed John Friedmann, who is retiring March 1 after 27 years with NS.

In a news release, NS said Duncan currently serves as vice president of service design and performance at BNSF where he helps to formulate service plans for bulk, intermodal and merchandise operations.

He has been with BNSF for 19 years in its operations and transportation departments.

NS said its network planning and operations function is a newly combined organization that consists of network planning and optimization and the network operations center.

It will implement operating plans through locomotive distribution, crew management and dispatching.

Duncan will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn.

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