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NS Announces Management Restructuring

June 3, 2020

Norfolk Southern announced a number of top management changes on Monday including the resignation of John Scheib, the railroad’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

In a news release, NS said it will integrate the strategy operations and functions previously led by Scheib into other positions.

Scheib joined NS in 2005 as an attorney in the law department before rising to vice president of law in 2016 and senior vice president of law and corporate relations in 2017.

He was named to his most recent post in early 2018.

Other management moves announced by NS included moving the strategic planning department into the finance division led by Mark George, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The network planning and optimization department will become part of the operations division led by Michael Wheeler, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The customer operations department will become part of the marketing division under Alan Shaw, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

NS Announces Additional Management Changes

September 24, 2015

Norfolk Southern President and CEO James A. Squires will become chairman of the board effective Oct. 1.

Squires will replace Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who announced earlier this week that he would step down as chairman on that date and retire from NS at the end of the year.

James Squires

James Squires

NS also announced a number of other management changes that will take effect over the next few months.

Mark D. Manion, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire effective Feb. 1, 2016.

He will be replaced by Vice President Engineering Michael J. Wheeler, who before assuming COO duties will serve as senior vice president operations, effective Oct. 1.

Assistant Vice President Maintenance of Way Philip Merilli will replace Wheeler as vice president engineering.

Cindy C. Earhart will become executive vice president administration and chief information officer on Oct. 1.

She will be oversee the information technology department following the Oct. 1 retirement of Deborah H. Butler.

Squires, 54, joined NS in 1992 and has served in numerous law, finance and administration positions. He was named president in 2013 and CEO in March 2015.

“Jim goes forward with the people, resources, and creativity to take Norfolk Southern to the next level in service to our shareholders, customers and communities,” said Moorman in a statement. “That mandate is clear, and I have the highest confidence that Jim and the entire Norfolk Southern team will succeed admirably.”

Manion joined NS in 1975 as a management trainee and has since held a number of operations positions, including trainmaster, superintendent, general manager, vice president mechanical, and senior vice president transportation operations. He was named executive vice president operations in 2004.

Wheeler joined NS in 1985 as a research engineer and has served as vice president engineering since 2012.

Earhart joined NS in 1985 as supervisor subsidiary accounting. She has since held key accounting and information technology positions before being named vice president human resources in 2007 and executive vice president administration in 2013.

Merilli joined an NS predecessor line in 1981 as an assistant roadmaster. He has served in a variety of engineering positions, including track supervisor, division engineer and chief engineer line maintenance. He has served as assistant vice president maintenance of way and structures since 2013.

Moorman to Step Down as NS Chair on Oct. 1

September 23, 2015

Norfolk Southern announced on Tuesday that Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will step down as executive chairman of the board of directors on Oct. 1 and retire as an NS employee on Dec. 31.

Moorman will serve as senior adviser to NS President and CEO James A. Squares until the end of this year.

“I speak for the 30,000-strong Norfolk Southern team in expressing our gratitude for Wick’s leadership, friendship, and vision over some of the most remarkable years in Norfolk Southern’s history,” Squires said in a statement. “Thanks in great part to him, Norfolk Southern and the railroad industry are far more modern in our thinking, more technologically advanced in our operations, and more thoughtful in managing our footprint for our business partners and those we serve.”

“Simply put, Wick’s imprint is unique and indelible,” said Steven F. Leer, the NS lead independent director. “It is my great honor, on behalf of Norfolk Southern’s entire board, to offer congratulations and best wishes to Wick and his family.”

NS Announces Management Structure Changes

September 4, 2015

Norfolk Southern has announced that it will realign the reporting structure for its Strategic Planning and Information Technology departments on Oct. 1.

Strategic Planning will report to President and Chief Executive Officer James Squires, and Information Technology will report to Executive Vice President of Administration Cindy Earhart

An NS news release said that both departments previously reported to Deborah Butler, the executive vice president of planning and chief information officer who will retire on Oct. 1.

“We seek opportunities to streamline our structure at every level throughout the NS organization,” said Squires in a statement. “These changes employ our resources to the best advantage while maintaining the full capabilities of our planning and IT teams.”

Earhart joined NS in 1985 and was promoted to executive vice president of administration in 2013.

John Friedmann, vice president of strategic planning since 2008, and Fredric Ehlers, vice president of information technology since 2013, will report to Squires and Earhart, respectively, under the new structure.