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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 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.

CSX Reorganizes Management Structure

August 8, 2018

CSX has reorganized its management structure in a bid, the company said, to decentralize operational and support functions.

In a statement, CSX said the changes are in keeping with its transition to scheduled railroading.

“This is a proven model that pushes decision making closer to the day-to-day field operations and eliminates bureaucracy and long-standing silos within our business,” said CEO James Foote. “This new structure highlights the strength of CSX’s extremely talented operating leadership team, and will enable the company to continue driving performance improvements in a more effective and efficient way.”

CSX announced the following leadership appointments, all of whom will report to Executive Vice President of Operations Ed Harris:

• Bob Frulla becomes senior VP of operations East. Most recently, Frulla was SVP of network operations.

• Jermaine Swafford becomes SVP of operations West. Most recently, he was SVP and chief transportation officer.

• Jamie Boychuk becomes SVP of network operations. Previously, he was VP of precision scheduled railroading implementation and intermodal operations.

• Amy Rice becomes VP of intermodal operations. Rice most recently served as VP of strategic planning.

The operating management structure changes will include:

• Creation of an East and West structure, with leaders responsible for the three major operations functions of transportation, mechanical and engineering.

• Embedding support functions — human resources, labor relations, claims and finance employees — in the day-to-day field operations of the railroad.

• Oversight of safety programs, policies and practices will fall under the leadership of VP and Chief Safety Officer Jim Schwichtenberg, with resources also embedded in the field.

• Network-focused functions — including service design, dispatching, crew management, positive train control and locomotive and car management — will remain centralized.

• System engineering and mechanical — including locomotive shops, capital projects, back shop maintenance, communications and signals, design and construction, and regulatory compliance — will fall under Brian Barr, SVP, engineering and mechanical.

CSX, Harrison Reported Close to a Deal

March 4, 2017

News reports on Friday indicated the CSX and E. Hunter Harrison are closed to reaching a deal for the former Canadian Pacific head to become CEO of CSX.

CSX logo 1Bloomberg News reported that an announcement could be made as early as next week although the talks between CSX and hedge fund Mantle Ridge over the composition of the CSX board of directors could still collapse.

The reports indicated the two sides were close to reaching an agreement whereby Harrison would begin work immediately for CSX and receive a four-year contract.

CSX shareholders would vote on whether to reimburse Mantle Ridge the $84 million that it paid Harrison to walk away early from CP.

Back in January, several news reports indicated that Harrison agreed to forego tens of millions of dollars to get CP to grant him a limited waiver of a non-compete clause.

CSX and Mantle Ridge have refused to comment on the report.

CSX Make Changes to Top Management

May 24, 2016

CSX has announced a realignment of its top management ranks that will take effect on July 1.

Cressie Brown, currently vice president of labor relations, will become senior vice president and chief administrative officer. After joining CSX in 1988, Brown held leadership roles in operational and support functions, including technology, finance, service design and customer service.

CSX logo 3 Kathleen Brandt, currently head of the company’s information technology subsidiary, will become senior vice president and chief information officer. She joined CSX in 1985 in information technology.

Zachery Jones has been appointed vice president of labor relations to succeed Brown. He worked at the National Mediation Board before joining CSX in 2010 where he rose to the position of assistant vice president of employee services.

CSX also announced that Lisa Mancinia, the current vice president and chief administrative officer, will retire on July 1.

She joined CSX in 2003 and is a member of CEO Michael Ward’s executive team. Mancinia is responsible for people functions, procurement and real estate.

Both Brown and Brandt will join the executive management team and report directly to Ward.

“These promotions underscore the importance of continuing to develop our highly skilled and committed employees, while accelerating CSX’s next-generation technologies and performance in safety, service and efficiency,” Ward said in a statement.

In other management changes that are effective on June 1, Mike Smith will assume a new role of vice president-PTC and strategic implementation. He is currently vice president-network operations and in his new position will oversee implementation of positive train control and other network-wide initiatives.

Bob Frulla will become vice president-network operations for the northern region. His experience includes time as division manager in several locations and as general manager-network operations.

Smith and Frulla will report to Executive Vice President and chief operating officer Cindy Sanborn.

Jermaine Swafford, who has been managing the southern region, will become vice president-northern region. John Bradley, currently Chicago division manager, will become vice president-southern region. Both will report to Mike Pendergrass, vice president and chief transportation officer. Robert Holtz, assistant division manager in Chicago, will become division manager.

Oscar Munoz Resigns as President of CSX

September 8, 2015

CSX announced on Tuesday that President Oscar Munoz has resigned and will be replaced by Clarence W. Gooden.

Munoz has accepted the position of president of United Continental Holdings, which owns United Airlines.

“We sincerely congratulate Oscar on his appointment to United and the opportunity to lead another outstanding transportation company,” said CSX Chairman and CEO Michael Ward in a statement. “We all thank him for 12 years of dedicated and successful service to CSX.”

Gooden previously served at CSX as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, a post he has held since 2004.

He has more than 40 years of experience in operations and sales and marketing at CSX and other companies.

Other executive appointments announced by CSX included:

Fredrik J. Eliasson is appointed executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer from his previous position as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Cindy M. Sanborn is appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of CSX transportation, inc., from her prior position as executive vice president-operations.

Frank A. Lonegro is appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer from his previous position as vice president-service design.