FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Rose announced the promotion of Carl Ice to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of BNSF Railway Co., with responsibility for Operations, Marketing and Technology Services.
Ice has served as BNSF executive vice president and chief operations officer since December 2000. Prior to this position, he served as senior vice president, Operations, for The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company beginning in June 1999.
“I want to personally congratulate Carl on his well-earned promotion and recognize his many accomplishments and contributions to BNSF and the rail industry,” Rose said. “Our alignment and teamwork have been a hallmark of BNSF’s success. This change marks the next step in our evolution and will put BNSF in a position to lead the rail industry through the next decade.”
Ice began his career in the railroad industry with Santa Fe Railway in the Industrial Engineering department in 1979. He later held positions in Operations, Finance and Information Systems. In 1992, Ice was named vice president, Administration. He became vice president, Carload Business Unit, in January 1994 and was named vice president, Executive, in July of the same year. In January 1996, he was appointed vice president and chief mechanical officer. Ice became vice president, Operations North, in January 1999 and was promoted to senior vice president, Operations, in June 1999.
Ice has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University. He currently serves as a board member for the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., and the Salvation Army (Dallas-Fort Worth); and as a trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation, as well as past chairman of the Kansas State University College of Engineering Advisory Council.