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Dave Garin Honored at SWARS Semi-Annual Meeting

SWARS’ first Legacy of Leadership award was presented to Dave Garin, Group Vice President – Industrial Products, BNSF Railroad, on October 5th during their 2017 Semi-Annual Meeting in Irvine, California.

For the past 20+ years, Dave has led BNSF’s participation in the Southwest Association of Railroad Shippers’ meetings.  In addition to his faithful attendance at their meeting, Dave has led the way financially supporting the association through BNSF’s Annual and Golf sponsorships.  He was active to help secure speakers for SWARS’ meeting plus speaking on various railroad issues from time to time.

Dave was a strong believer in the value SWARS offered in their meetings; he encouraged his direct reports to attend these meetings.  He also informed the rail-shipping community, vendors, 3rd party operators and others about the importance of attending SWARS meetings for informative and educational presentations as well as valuable networking opportunities.

Dave is planning to retire from BNSF at the end of 2017.  He will continue his community service to many organizations in the Fort Worth Area.  He also plans on playing a ‘little more’ golf plus spend time with his wife and family at their Texas ranch.

SWARS is thankful for Dave’s participation in our association for the past 20+ years; we wish him and his family many years of happy retirement.

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