NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. named David F. Julian vice president safety and environmental. The appointment is effective July 1.
Julian will have his office in Roanoke, Va., and he reports to Mark D. Manion, executive vice president operations.
NS’ safety and environmental department is responsible for employee safety training and awareness, grade crossing safety and trespassing abatement programs, and environmental protection, including hazardous materials safety and industrial hygiene.
Julian succeeds Charles J. Wehrmeister, who retired from NS’ lead safety position after a 40-year career with Norfolk Southern.
Julian joined NS in 1971 in the mechanical department and later served in a variety of marketing positions, including district sales manager, regional sales manager, director automotive, and group vice president, before being named in 2005 to his most recent position, president automotive and supply chain services. Julian holds a management degree from Jacksonville University and attended the University of South Alabama Graduate School of Business.