Julian Succeeds Wehrmeister in Norfolk Southern’s Top Safety Position

Norfolk Southern Corporation has named David F. Julian vice president safety and environmental, succeeding Charles J. Wehrmeister, who retired from Norfolk Southern's lead safety position after a 40-year career with the company.

Julian joined Norfolk Southern's mechanical department in 1971. He 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 of automotive and supply chain services.

Julian earned a management degree from Jacksonville University and attended the University of South Alabama Graduate School of Business. He will be based in Roanoke, Va., and report to Mark D. Manion, executive vice president of operations.

Norfolk Southern's 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.