Sandy leads Signals

Manager of Signals Bryan Sandy loves challenges. With more than a decade of experience with CSX as a signal maintainer and then a manager of electronics engineering, he has a well-developed skill set when it comes to mainline operations, but the Belt has offered him the opportunity to learn more, specifically hump operations. “As an Engineering employee, you constantly want to add skill,” he said. “In our field, you’re never…

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Wentzel to drive innovation

Logistics boils down to the detailed coordination of complex systems, and Field Systems Engineer Charles Wentzel has already dedicated a career to that challenge. As a senior supply chain director for global firms, including ADP, he has more than 30 years experience enhancing efficiency and ensuring things get where they need to be by giving teammates the tools they need to succeed. While he’s never worked in the railroad industry…

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Service Awards

15 years Carey Harwell, Oct. 7, Signal Department Jermane Bolden, Oct. 28, Transportation Department Daniel Drozd, Oct. 28, Transportation Department Robert Hicks Jr., Oct. 28, Transportation Department John Jaroch, Oct. 28, Transportation Department Joseph Poczatko Jr., Oct. 28, Transportation Department Clinton Jonas, Jan. 2, Signal Department Peter Kapolka, Jan. 2, Signal Department Excell Calhoun, Jan. 6, Police Department Robin Sroka, Jan. 20, Track Department 20 years Robert Rogers, Oct. 15,…

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Eagle Eye Awards

A special thank you to these employees for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure safety and demonstrate situational awareness. Kyle McCawley, September 17 Jerry Burns, September 29 Chris Chladek, October 9 Bill Lutz, October 20 Thomas Coco, October 26 William Fisher, December 6 Israel Soto, December 6 Mike Morrison, January 3 Simeon Brandon, January 21 John Hahn, January 26 Mike Burdett, January 31 Bogdan Maksymkiv, February…

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Pat O’Brien to Retire; Mike Grace Named New President

Chicago, April 19, 2018 – The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) announced today that President Pat O’ Brien will be retiring this summer after 32 years with the BRC including the last 16 years as its’ President. Mike Grace has been selected to follow Pat as BRC President. “Over his years with the BRC, Pat has had a tremendous impact in leading the Belt Railway. The BRC Board of…

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