Thursday, August 02, 2012

NS’s Rathbone, Squires trade places

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Norfolk Southern has always sought to broaden the experience of its senior management team. In keeping with that philosophy, John P. Rathbone was named executive vice president finance and chief financial officer, and James A. Squires was named executive vice president administration.

Previously their roles were reversed. Their appointments were effective Aug. 1.

Squires JamesRathbone (top photo) joined Norfolk Southern in 1981 and served in several auditing positions before being named vice president and controller in 1992, senior vice president and controller in 2000, and executive vice president administration in 2004. A native of Alexandria, Va., he earned a degree from Virginia Tech.

Squires joined Norfolk Southern in 1992 and served in several law positions before being named vice president law in 2003, senior vice president law in 2004, senior vice president financial planning in 2006, and executive vice president finance in 2007. A native of Hollis, N.H., he earned degrees from Amherst College and the University of Chicago.

“Norfolk Southern’s experienced senior leadership team is a key strength,” said CEO Wick Moorman. “Jim and John are acknowledged industry leaders in their fields. In their new positions, they’ll bring insight and energy in continuing to move Norfolk Southern forward.”