Posts Tagged ‘CSX executives’

3 CSX Executives Get New Roles

June 8, 2021

CSX announced Monday that it has given new roles to three top-ranking executives.

Mark K. Wallace, who had been executive vice president of sales and marketing, becomes executive vice president, a role focusing on special projects and initiatives supporting CEO James M. Foote.

Kevin S. Boone becomes executive vice president of sales and marketing after most recently serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined CSX in September 2017.

Sean R. Pelkey becomes vice president and acting chief financial officer. He most recently served as vice president, finance and treasury. He joined CSX in 2005.

CSX Names Adams to Senior VP Post

October 19, 2020

CSX has named Arthur Adams as senior vice president of sales.

He has been at CSX since 2007, most recently as vice president of sales and supply chain solutions.

He has overseen the transformation of customer service operations and e-solutions enhancements as head of marketing services, CSX said in a news release.

Adams will continue to be responsible for all sales within agriculture and food, chemicals, fertilizers, paper and forest, metals, and minerals, and lead customer engagement and TRANSFLO.

Harris to Retire From CSX on Aug. 1

June 15, 2020

CSX Executive Vice President Edmond Harris will retire on Aug. 1.

Edmond Harris

Harris joined CSX in January 2018 and his duties as vice president included oversight of safety, performance metrics, operational planning and other functional areas.

He has worked in the railroad industry for 50 years, including a decade of working with the late E. Hunter Harrison, who was CEO of CSX at the time of his death.

Harrison also served as CEO at Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and the Illinois Central.

Harris also worked with current CSX CEO James Foote at CN.

“When I was entrusted to lead CSX in December 2017, the first phone call I made was to Ed Harris, because I knew that there was no better railroader to help with the transformation of CSX and guide the continued implementation of our operating model,” said Foote in a new release announcing Harris’ retirement.

Harris began his railroad career in 1968 at the Illinois Central where he served in several roles until being named EVP of operations.

He retired from the IC in 2007 and worked as an independent rail operations consultant.

Between 2010 and 2011, Harris was EVP and chief operations officer of Canadian Pacific. After leaving that post he resumed doing consulting work for CP.

“I’ve been fortunate to have played a role in several successful transformations over the years, but this experience at CSX was by far the most rewarding and satisfying of my career and what I’m most proud of,” Harris said in the CSX news release.

CSX said that the safety and facilities groups that had reported to Harris will transition to reporting to Jamie Boychuk, EVP of operations.

CSX Names New Labor VP, Member of the Board

December 21, 2019

Jeffrey Wall has been named as CSX vice president of labor relations.
In a news release CSX said Wall will be responsible for overall labor strategy and working with unions that represent nearly 17,000 employees.

Wall has more than 20 years of labor relations and negotiating experience and was most recently a partner at FordHarrison LLP in Washington where he represented major airlines and other carriers.

Wall served previously as vice president of labor relations at United Airlines and served in labor-focused leadership positions at United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines.

He will report to Diana Sorfleet, CSX executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

In a related development, CSX has appointed retired Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot as a member of its board of directors.

Vautrinot currently is president of Kilovolt Consulting Inc., a cybersecurity strategy and technology consulting firm.

She retired from the U.S. Air Force in October 2013 and during her 31-year military career served in various assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policy, strategic security and space operations.

She serves on the boards of Wells Fargo, Ecolab. and Parsons Corporation. As a CSX board member Vautrinot will serve on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee.

CSX Makes Changes in Marketing Executive Ranks

October 8, 2019

CSX has announced changes the management of its sales and marketing division, promoting Farrukh Bezar to Senior Vice President Marketing and Arthur Adams to Vice President Merchandise Sales.

The carrier also said Vice President Industrial Products Dean Piacente and Vice President Food and Agricultural Products Tim McNulty are retiring following more than 30 years of service.

Bezar, who joined CSX in May as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer with 25 years’ experience in transportation and logistics, will now lead the railroad’s merchandise marketing groups, in addition to continuing his corporate strategy role.

Adams will be responsible for leading all sales portfolios within the industrial products, food and agriculture, fertilizers and regional sales segments. He will also continue to oversee customer engagement and TRANSFLO services. Adams has been with CSX for 12 years.

Vice President Intermodal and Automotive Maryclare Kenney, Vice President Energy Adam Longson and Vice President  Real Estate and Facilities Management Shantel Daviswill continue in their current roles.

CSX Names 2 to Executive Positions

October 3, 2019

CSX has announced the appointment of two high-ranking executives.

It has named Kevin Boone as its full-time chief financial officer and appointed Jamie Boychuk as executive vice president of operations.

Ed Harris, who had held the operations position, will serve as executive vice president with a combination of operating and general executive responsibilities.

Boone has served as interim chief financial officer of CSX since May. He joined CSX in 2017 as vice president of corporate affairs and chief investor relations officer, and also has served as vice president of marketing and strategy.

He had previously worked in research and analysis positions at Janus Capital, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch.

Boychuk joined CSX in 2017 after 20 years at Canadian National. At CSX he has served as assistant vice president of transportation support, vice president of scheduled railroading and senior vice president of network operations, mechanical, engineering, and intermodal operations.

Harris joined CSX in January 2018 as executive vice president of operations.

In a news release CSX said Harris will “continue to train, coach, and mentor operations leadership while maintaining oversight of several key functional areas, including safety, performance metrics, and operational planning.”

CSX Names New VP of Energy

August 28, 2019

CSX has named Adam Longson as its vice president of energy effective Sept. 9. He will be based in the company’s sales and marketing division.

Longson has expertise in energy and transportation analytics and will oversee the newly consolidated energy portfolio, including export and domestic utility coal, as well as the company’s liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil businesses.

He most recently was director of commodity research and hedging at Continental Resources, where he oversaw all energy and commodity-related research.

Before that Longson was head of commodity research at Madava Asset Management, global head of energy commodity research at Morgan Stanley, vice president of equity research for freight transportation at Morgan Stanley, and a senior strategy analyst at British Petroleum.

CSX VP Lonegro Leave the Company

June 1, 2019

CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frank Lonegro has left the company.

No reason for given for his departure from the carrier that he has served since 1999. During his time at CSX, Lonegro also held the posts of vice president of CSX Technology, vice president of mechanical, VP of internal audit and associate general counsel.

He was one of the holdover senior managers who continued during the administrations of E. Hunter Harrison and Michael Ward.

While CSX conducts a search for Lonegro’s replacement, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy Kevin Boone will serve as interim CFO, company officials said in a press release.

Boone joined CSX in September 2017 as VP of corporate and chief investor relations officer.

CSX Names New Senior Vice President

May 30, 2019

CSX has named Farrukh A. Bezar as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

In a news release, CSX said that Bezar will the development of strategic initiatives that support the class 1 carrier’s “intensified focus on growth and adding value for its customers and shareholders.

The appointment is effective May 29.

Bezar has 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, most recently serving as founder and managing partner of Lynwood Partners.

Before that he served in senior leadership roles within the transportation and logistics functions at Clarendon, Booz Allen Hamilton, and A.T. Kearney.

He previously held sales and marketing positions at Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and served as a financial analyst with Chase Manhattan Bank.

He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and an MBA in Management, Marketing and Transportation from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

CSX Announces Leadership Changes

September 17, 2018

CSX has shuffled the leadership of its merchandise and intermodal sales and marketing teams by appointing Dean Piacente as vice president of industrial products and naming Maryclare Kenney as VP of intermodal and automotive.

Piacente previously served as VP of intermodal. He now is responsible for the Class I’s chemicals, metals, paper and forest product businesses. He has more than 30 years of experience across different segments at CSX.

Kenney, who has led CSX’s automotive business, will oversee intermodal sales and marketing, as well as continuing to lead automotive. She joined CSX in 2011 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, including five years in intermodal.

Tim McNulty, vice president of agricultural and mineral products, will continue to lead the balance of the merchandise portfolio.