G&W Chairman Fuller to Retire in May

Genesee & Wyoming Chairman Mortimer Fuller III has announced that he will retire after 40 years in the short line railroad industry.

G&WThe retirement will become effective after the company’s annual meeting in May. Fuller will be succeeded by Chief Executive Officer Jack Hellman.

Fuller became the head of G&W in 1977, with the titles of CEO, president and chairman, after purchasing a controlling interest in G&W’s corporate predecessor, the original Genesee and Wyoming Railroad

His grandfather was a founder of the original G&W in 1899. Fuller III has served as G&W CEO for 30 years and chairman for 40 years.

On his watch, Fuller oversaw the transformation of G&W in 1996 into a public company and expansion into the Australian and Canadian rail markets in 1997.

G&W’s acquisitions have continued in those markets and recently expanded to the United Kingdom and Europe.

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