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Dean Wise

Dean Wise

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Dean Wise recently retired from BNSF Railway as vice president, Network Strategy, and formed Dean Wise LLC to provide strategic advisory services to the transportation, logistics and infrastructure sector.
He joined BNSF in February 2010, coincident with Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the company. In this role, he oversaw BNSF’s strategy process, disruptive technology initiative, regional franchise development, shortline network (200 rail feeder lines), public-private partnerships, line sales and dispositions, and development of right-of-way for non-freight rail uses including fiber optics, cell towers, and electric transmission lines. He reported to the CEO, and served on BNSF’s ten-member Executive Team.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and three Canadian provinces, integral to the global supply chains of mining, energy, utility, agricultural, industrial, and consumer products industries. The company is a technology leader in wayside detection, signaling (PTC), advanced analytics, optimization, and development of beyond visual line of sight (BLOS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for linear inspection, through a partnership with the FAA and its Pathfinder program.
Dean was previously president and managing partner at Norbridge, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on the freight transport and logistics industry, based in Concord, MA. Before joining Norbridge, he was vice president for Mercer Management Consulting, now Oliver Wyman, in Lexington, MA.
Dean’s prior experience also includes management positions at Temple Barker & Sloane, Inc., Conrail Corp., and Southern Pacific Transportation Company.