Wednesday, October 04, 2017

NS names Ehlers CIO

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Fred Ehlers Fred Ehlers Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern on Oct. 3 appointed 32-year railroad veteran Fredric M. Ehlers as Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. He will continue serving as Vice President Information Technology, a position he has held since 2013.

Ehlers, based in Atlanta, will continue reporting to Cynthia C. Earhart, Executive Vice President Finance and CFO. She previously served as CIO.

Ehlers joined NS in 1985 as a management trainee. He served in a number of transportation positions before being named Assistant Vice President in the Executive Office of the Chairman in 2004. Since then, Ehlers has moved into positions of increasing responsibility, serving as Vice President Customer Service and Vice President NBetwork and Service Management before being named Vice President IT. Ehlers earned an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Queens College, Charlotte, N.C.

“Fred has a strong track record of leadership, performance, and strategic thinking,” said Earhart. “He has been at the forefront of ongoing efforts to expand and enhance the company’s technology and digital capabilities, ranging from computer-based systems that optimize train operations to e-commerce tools that streamline customer interactions. Fred’s background and experience will be invaluable in his role as CIO as we continue to advance our use of technology to boost operating efficiencies, lower costs, and improve corporate performance.”

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