Recently promoted to general foremen, Jose Medina will focus on the yard, while Jason Prosser sets his sights on the RIP track. Medina and Prosser developed strong working relationships with their teammates as car foremen.
Medina said his colleagues emphasize safety, and he’s no exception to that approach.
“It’s our No. 1 value,” he said.
Medina will help ensure proper flagging and locking protection is used.
He said he enjoys working with his teammates, including Superintendent of Mechanical Adam Brock, Assistant Superintendent of Mechanical Bob Perham and Prosser.
During vacation, Medina can often be found on a beach with his wife, Judith, and children, Camila, 12; Jose Jr.; 8, and Valentina, 2.
“You want to go home to your family every day; that’s the most important thing for all of us,” Medina said.
Prosser will handle Association of American Railroads (AAR) billing and exceptions, as well as ordering parts. In overseeing the RIP track, he will continue training, a duty he’s passionate about.
Prosser said the new role is an opportunity to expand his skill set and gain perspective by learning different aspects of the operation.