Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CSX names Munoz COO, Eliasson CFO

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CSX Corp. Monday said it had appointed Oscar Munoz as executive vice president and chief operating officer and appointed Fredrik J. Eliasson as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Munoz replaces David A. Brown, who has left the company. The company said the personnel change is unrelated to CSX's financial condition, business performance, or outlook.

"Oscar Munoz is a proven leader who has been an integral part of creating the company's vision and success," said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president, and CEO. "He brings tremendous business skills, a disciplined approach and a passion for superior results."

CSX Oscan MunozMunoz (pictured at left) has been executive vice president and chief financial officer of CSX since 2003, responsible for all financial, strategic planning, information technology, procurement and real estate activities. Prior to joining CSX he held senior leadership roles at PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and AT&T.

Munoz is a member of the board of directors of United Airlines, as well as several local and national educational and philanthropic institutions. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a master's of business administration from Pepperdine University.CSX Fred Eliasson

Succeeding Munoz as chief financial officer is Fredrik Eliasson (pictured at right), a 16-year veteran CSX executive. "Fredrik brings broad senior leadership experience and a track record of success in key financial and commercial roles," said Ward. "He has invaluable insight into creating value for shareholders and customers, as well as clear focus and skill in business execution."

Eliasson was vice president of sales and marketing for CSX's chemicals and fertilizer business and previously headed the emerging markets business. Before that, he was vice president of financial planning and analysis, overseeing all aspects of planning, forecasting and economic analysis activities.

Eliasson is on the board of directors of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.